LGBT BULLYING STATISTICS

  1. In a 2007 study, 86% of LGBT students said that they had experienced harassment at school during the previous year. (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network — GLSEN)

  2. Research indicates that LGBT youth may be more likely to think about and attempt suicide than heterosexual teens. (GLSEN)

  3. In a 2005 survey, students said their peers were most often bullied because of their appearance, but the next top reason was because of actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender expression. (“From Teasing to Torment: School Climate of America” — GLSEN and Harris Interactive)

  4. According to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network 2007 National School Climate Survey of more than 6,000 students…

  5. Nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT youth reported being verbally harassed at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation

  6. Nearly half (44.1 percent) reported being physically harassed

  7. About a quarter (22.1 percent) reported being physically assaulted.

  8. Nearly two-thirds (60.8 percent) who experienced harassment or assault never reported the incident to the school

  9. Of those who did report the incident, nearly one-third (31.1 percent) said the school staff did nothing in response (http://www.makebeatsnotbeatdowns.org/facts_new.html)

 

CYBER BULLYING STATISTICS:

  1. 32% of online teens say they have been targets of a range of annoying or potentially menacing online activities. 15% of teens overall say someone has forwarded or posted a private message they’ve written, 13% say someone has spread a rumor about them online, 13% say someone has sent them a threatening or aggressive message, and 6% say someone has posted embarrassing pictures of them online.

  2. 38% of online girls report being bullied, compared with 26% of online boys. In particular, 41% of older girls (15-17) report being bullied—more than any other age or gender group.

  3. 39% of social network users have been cyber bullied in some way, compared with 22% of online teens who do not use social networks.

  4. 20% of teens (12-17) say “people are mostly unkind” on online social networks. Younger teenage girls (12-13) are considerably more likely to say this. One in three (33%) younger teen girls who use social media say that people their age are “mostly unkind” to one another on social network sites.

  5. 15% of teens on social networks have experienced someone being mean or cruel to them on a social network site. There are no statistically significant differences by age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, or any other demographic characteristic.

  6. 13% of teens who use social media (12-17) say they have had an experience on a social network that made them feel nervous about going to school the next day. This is more common among younger teens (20%) than older teens (11%).

  7. 88% of social media-using teens say they have seen someone be mean or cruel to another person on a social network site. 12% of these say they witness this kind of behavior “frequently.”

  8. When teens see others being mean or cruel on social networks,frequently 55% see other people just ignoring what is going on, 27% see others defending the victim, 20% see others telling the offender to stop, and 19% see others join in on the harassment.

  9. 36% of teens who have witnessed others being cruel on social networks have looked to someone for advice about what to do.

  10. 67% of all teens say bullying and harassment happens more offline than online.

  11. 1 in 6 parents know their child has been bullied over social media. In over half of these cases, their child was a repeat victim. Over half of parents whose children have social media accounts are concerned about cyberbullying and more than three-quarters of parents have discussed the issue of online bullying with their children.

  12. 11% of middle school students were victims of cyberbullying in the past two months. Girls are more likely than boys to be victims or bully/victims.

  13. “Hyper-networking” teens (those who spend more than three hours per school day on online social networks) are110% more likely to be a victim of cyberbullying, compared to those who don’t spend as much time on social networks.

  14. 95% of social media-using teens who have witnessed cruel behavior on social networking sites say they have seen others ignoring the mean behavior; 55% witness this frequently. (Pew Internet Research Center, FOSI, Cable in the Classroom, 2011)

  15. 66% of teens who have witnessed online cruelty have also witnessed others joining; 21% say they have also joined in the harassment. (Pew Internet Research Center, FOSI, Cable in the Classroom, 2011)

    1. 84% have seen the people defend the person being harassed; 27% report seeing this frequently.
    2. 84% have seen the people tell cyberbullies to stop bullying; 20% report seeing this frequently.
  16. Only 7% of U.S. parents are worried about cyberbullying, even though 33% of teenagers have been victims of cyberbullying (Pew Internet and American Life Survey, 2011)

  17. 85% of parent of youth ages 13-17 report their child has a social networking account. (American Osteopathic Association, 2011)

  18. 52% of parents are worried their child will be bullied via social networking sites. (American Osteopathic Association, 2011)

  19. 1 in 6 parents know their child has been bullied via a social networking site. (American Osteopathic Association, 2011)

  20. One million children were harassed, threatened or subjected to other forms of cyberbullying on Facebook during the past year. (Consumer Reports, 2011)

  21. 43% of teens aged 13 to 17 report that they have experienced some sort of cyberbullying in the past year.

  22. More girls are cyberbullys than boys (59% girls and 41% boys).

  23. Cyberbullies spend more time online than other teens overall (38.4 hours compared to 26.8 hours).

Additional References:
http://www.covenanteyes.com/2012/01/17/bullying-statistics-fast-facts-about-cyberbullying/
http://tampabayvictimsrights.blogspot.com/p/cyberbullying-statistics-2012.html

School Violence STATISTICS:

  • 100,000 students carry a gun to school each day

  • 28% of youths who carry weapons have witnessed violence at home

  • Among students, homicide perpetrators were more than twice as likely as homicide victims to have been bullies by peers.

  • More youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school.

  • 1/3 of students surveyed said they heard another student threaten to kill someone.

Teachers & Bullying:

  • Teachers are also assaulted, robbed & bullied. 84 crimes per 1,000 teachers per year. (Bureau of Justice Statistics – School Crime & Safety)

 

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