The Facts & Stats of Bullying

Did you know in the US alone it is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by their peers.. Schools in todays society harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and astonishingly 2.7 million of their victims, also that 1 in 7 students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying. Statistics also show that 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school, and 15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school, and that 71% of today’s students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school. However, its sad to say that statistics show that 1 out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school. There are approximately 282,000 students that are physically attacked in secondary schools each month, and those in the lower grades reported being in twice as many fights as those in the higher grades. However, there is a lower rate of serious violent crimes in the elementary level than in the middle or high schools. Stats also show that 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying. Among students, homicide perpetrators were more than twice as likely as homicide victims to have been bullied by peers. Bullying statistics say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings. In 2009 87% of students said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them.” while 86% of students said, “other kids picking on them, making fun of them or bullying them” causes teenagers to turn to lethal violence in the schools. Also 61% of students said students shoot others because they have been victims of physical abuse at home. While 54% of students said witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to violence in school. According to bullying statistics, 1 out of every 10 students who drops out of school does so because of repeated bullying. Sadly enough harassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of school-shootings incidents in the United States alone

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