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  • National statistics on bullying in schools

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  • 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

    each month.

    - 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

    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.

    - 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

    school-shooting incidents.

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