Thursday, October 13, 2011

October is National Anti-bullying Month: Stats

-An estimated 30% of 6th to 10th graders in the United States were either a bully, a target of bullying, or both (CDC.gov, 2009).

-In 2007, 5.5% of kids did not go to school on at least one day in a 30 day period because they felt unsafe at school, on the way to school or on the way home from school (CDC.gov, 2009).

-Statistics from a 2007 survey suggest that bullying impacts nearly 1 out of every 3 students in middle school and high school (NICHD, 2010).

-1 out of 9, or approximately 2.8 million teenagers, reported that they had been pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on during the last school year (2006) while another 1.5 million students reported being threatened with physical harm (NICHD, 2010).

-In the same 2007 survey, 900,000 high school students report being cyberfullied (NICHD, 2010).

-According to the CDC in 2010, 32% of students reported being bullied in the 2007 school year.

Resources:


Center for Disease Control & Prevention. (2009). Youth violence: Facts at a glance. Retrieved October 13, 2011, from www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/YV_DataSheet_Summer2009-a.pdf


Center for Disease Control & Prevention. (2010). Youth violence: Facts at a glance. Retrieved October 13, 2011, from www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/YV_DataSheet_Summer2009-a.pdf


National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. (2010). Taking a stand against bullyingRetrieved October 13, 2011, from www.nichd.nih.gov/news/resources/spotlight/092110-taking-stand-against-bullying.cfm

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