10 Facts About Bullying

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


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Research shows that half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years. More than 10% are bullied regularly.

2
More parents are allowing their young children to undergo plastic surgery to combat bullying.

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Girls bully in groups more than boys do.

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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."

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The average bullying episode lasts only 37 seconds. Teachers notice or intervene in only one in 25 incidents.

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Overly aggressive and overly permissive parents are equally likely to have children who bully.

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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.

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Cyberbullying that is sexual can result in the bully being registered as a sex offender.

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Every day, 160,000 students skip school because they are afraid they will be bullied

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Of the 37 school shootings reviewed by the U.S. Secret Service, bullying was involved in 2/3 of the cases.