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.