The numbers continue to rise every
- It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due
to fear of attack or intimidation by other students.
Source: National Education
- American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7
million of their victims. Dan Olweus, National School Safety
- 1 in 7 students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of
- 56 percent of students have personally witnessed some type of
bullying at school.
- 15 percent of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears
of being bullied at school.
- 71 percent of students report incidents of bullying as a problem
at their school.
- 1 out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at
- 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools
- 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.
- 90 percent of fourth through eighth graders report being victims
- 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
- 87 percent of students said shootings are motivated by a desire
to "get back at those who have hurt them."
- 86 percent 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.
- 61 percent of students said students shoot others because they
have been victims of physical abuse at home.
- 54 percent 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.
- Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of