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Frequency and Types of Bullying

  • Studies show that between 15–25 percent of U.S. students are bullied with some frequency ("sometimes or more often") while 15-20 percent report that they bully others with some frequency.
  • Approximately 30 percent of all children and youth in grades 6 through 10 have been bullied or have bullied other children "sometimes" or more often within a semester.
  • Recent statistics show that although school violence has declined 4 percent during the past several years, the incidence of behaviors such as bullying has increased by 5 percent between 1999 and 2001.
  • Research indicates that children with disabilities or special needs may be at a higher risk of being bullied than other children.
  • By self-report, boys are more likely than girls to bully others.
  • Girls frequently report being bullied by both boys and girls, but boys report that they are most often bullied only by other boys.
  • Verbal bullying is the most frequent form of bullying experienced by both boys and girls.
  • Boys are more likely to be physically bullied by their peers.
  • Girls are more more likely to bully each other using social exclusion.
  • Girls are more likely to report being targets of rumor spreading and sexual comments.

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