IMPORTANT FACTS - The Impact and Effects of Bullying Upon Society

60% of middle school students say that they have been bullied, while 16% of staff believes that students are bullied.

160,000 students stay home from school every day due to bullying. (NEA)

30% of students who reported they had been bullied said they had at times brought weapons to school.
A bully is 
6 times more likely to be incarcerated by the age of 24.
A bully is 
5 times more likely to have a serious criminal record when he grows up.
2/3 of students who are targets become bullies.
20% of all children say they have been bullied.
20% of high school students say they have seriously considered suicide within the last 12 months.
25% of students say that teachers intervened in bullying incidents while 71% of teachers say they intervened.
The average child has watched 
8,000 televised murders and 100,000 acts of violence before finishing elementary school.
In schools where there are anti-bullying programs, bullying is reduced by 
50%.
Bullying was a factor in 
2/3 of the 37 school shootings reviewed by the US Secret Service.
According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety Health (NIOSH) (Sauter, et al.,1990), there is a loss of employment amounting to 
$19 billion and a drop in productivity of $3 billion due to workplace bullying.
Law enforcement costs related to bullying are enormous.  Since 
1999, the Office on Violence against Women (OVW) has spent $98 million in assistance to address campus sexual violence.

(Source: Stop Bullying Foundation at http://stopbullyingnowfoundation.org website.)


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