Source: PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, Published September 01 2012
InDepth: Bullying by the numbers
- Nearly one-third, or more than 13 million, of all school-aged children are bullied each year.
- Nationwide, 20 percent of students in grades 9-12 experienced bullying.
- Nationwide, 28 percent of students in grades 6-12 experienced bullying.
- 64 percent of children who were bullied didn’t report it; only 36 percent reported the bullying.
- More than half of bullying situations (57 percent) stop when a peer intervenes on behalf of the bullied student.
- Only 10 U.S. studies have been conducted on the connection between bullying and developmental disabilities, but all of these studies found that children with disabilities were two to three times more likely to be bullied than their non-disabled peers.
- Researchers discovered that students with disabilities were more worried about school safety and being injured or harassed by peers compared to students without a disability.
- The National Autistic Society reports that 40 percent of children with autism and 60 percent of children with Asperger’s syndrome have experienced bullying.