Did you know that 69% of young people have been cyberbullied?*

Bullying in Schools

  • Nationwide, 19% of students in years 9–12 report being bullied on school property in the 12 months prior to the survey.
  • The following percentages of students ages 12-18 had experienced bullying in various places at school:
    • Hallway or stairwell (43.4%)
    • Classroom (42.1%)
    • Cafeteria (26.8%)
    • Outside on school grounds (21.9%)
    • Online or text (15.3%)
    • Bathroom or locker room (12.1%)
    • Somewhere else in the school building (2.1%)
  • Approximately 46% of students ages 12-18 who were bullied during the school year notified an adult at school about the bullying.

Cyberbullying can include a wide range of unacceptable behaviors, including harassment, threats and insults, embarrassment, humiliation, defamation or impersonation. It can be used to carry out different ‘types’ of bullying such as racist bullying, sexist bullying, religious bullying, homophobic bullying, or bullying related to special educational needs and disabilities. Most young people will see it or experience it at some time in their lives; it can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it can go viral very fast.

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