The numbers continue to rise every month...
- It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students.
Source: National Education Association
- American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims. Dan Olweus, National School Safety Center.
- 1 in 7 students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.
- 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 school.
- 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.