Saturday, 19 March 2016

March, 2016. Child Bullying Statistics and Facts, USA & UK

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                               Graph Source: Bullying in U.S. Schools, page 16

60% of bullied girls at grade 3-5 tell their parents about being bullied which mean 60% parents of girls child at this age know when their child is bullied.
Source: Bullying in U.S. Schools, page 16

For the same age, only 49% boys tell their parents. It’s 46% girls and 43% boys for grade 6-8.
Source: Bullying in U.S. Schools, page 16

The students at grade 9-12 35% girls and 26% boys tell their parents when bullied. Please see the graph above. I have attached the research “Bullying in U.S. Schools” that were published in 2015.
Source: Bullying in U.S. Schools, page 16

64 percent of children who were bullied did not report it; only 36 percent reported the bullying. (Petrosina, Guckenburg, DeVoe, and Hanson, 2010)

One out of every four students (22%) report being bullied during the school year. (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2015)

More than half of bullying situations (57 percent) stop when a peer intervenes on behalf of the student being bullied. (Hawkins, Pepler, and Craig, 2001)

School-based bullying prevention programs decrease bullying by up to 25%. (McCallion and Feder, 2013)

The reasons for being bullied reported most often by students were looks (55%), body shape (37%), and race (16%). (Davis and Nixon, 2010)

Bullying Statistics and Facts, UK

  • 43% of young people have been bullied, 44% of which are bullied at least once a week.
  • 45% of them did not report bullying. 32% of which felt it would not be taken seriously, 32% were too embarrassed and 26% were scared of it getting worse.
  • Those who have bullied were more likely to be in trouble with the Police (36%) vs. witnesses to bullying (23%) and those who have been bullied (22%).


Here are possible warnings that a child may be bullied and needs your support. Of course, these signs could indicate other problems, but any of these warrant looking into further. Every child is different and any child can have an “off” day, so look instead of a pattern of behavior that is not typical for your child.

1. Unexplained physical marks, cuts, bruises and scrapes
2. Unexplained loss of toys, school supplies, clothing, lunches, or money
3. Clothes, toys, books, electronic items are damaged or missing or child reports mysteriously “losing” possessions
4. Doesn’t want to go to school or other activities with peers
5. Afraid of riding the school bus
6. Afraid to be left alone: wants you there at dismissal, suddenly clingy
7. Suddenly sullen, withdrawn, evasive; remarks about feeling lonely
8. Marked change in typical behavior or personality
9. Appears sad, moody, angry, anxious or depressed and that mood lasts with no known cause
10. Physical complaints; headaches, stomachaches, frequent visits the school nurse’s office
11. Difficulty sleeping, nightmares, cries self to sleep, bed wetting
12. Change in eating habits
13. Begins bullying siblings or younger kids. (Bullied children can sometimes flip their role and become the bully.)
14. Waits to get home to use the bathroom. (School and park bathrooms, because they are often not adult-supervised, can be hot spots for bullying).
15. Suddenly has fewer friends or doesn’t want to be with the “regular group”
16. Ravenous when he comes home. (Bullies can use extortion stealing a victim’s lunch money or lunch.)
17. Sudden and significant drop in grades. (Bullying can cause a child to have difficulty focusing and concentrating.)
18. Blames self for problems; feels “not good enough”
19. Talks about feeling helpless or about suicide; runs away.

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