10 Facts About Bullying That Will Blow Your Mind

Around 80 percent of all American school kids report being harassed by their peers. Here are some disturbing facts about bullying.

  • Research shows that half of all children are bullied at some time, during their school years. More than 10% are bullied regularly.
  • More parents are allowing their young children to undergo plastic surgery to combat bullying.
  • Girls bully in groups more than boys do.
  • Boys tend to bully according to group, such as “athlete” versus “non-athlete.” Girls tend to bully according to social status, such as “popular” vs. “non-popular.”
  • The average bullying episode lasts only 37 seconds. Teachers notice or intervene in only one in 25 incidents.
10 Facts About Bullying That Will Blow Your Mind
  • Overly aggressive and overly permissive parents are equally likely to have children who bully.
  • There is a connection between bullying and being exposed to violence. Unfortunately, by the time an average child enters kindergarten. He will have witnessed 8,000 murders on television.
  • Cyberbullying that is sexual can result in the bully being registered as a sex offender.
  • Every day, 160,000 students skip school . Because they are afraid they will be bullied
  • Of the 37 school shootings reviewed by the U.S. Secret Service. Bullying was involved in 2/3 of the cases.

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