Stop Bullying! Infographic
Bullying is a huge problem in schools (and elsewhere) despite massive strides made in the last few decades.The Stop Bullying! Infographic presents some of the more shocking statistics about bullying.
Shocking statistics about bullying
- Nearly 1 in 3 students (27.8%) report being bullied during the school year.
- 64% of children who were bullied did not report it; only 36% reported the bullying.
- Over 77% of students have been bullied verbally, mentally, and physically.
- 160,000 students per day miss school because of bullying.
- Every 7 minutes a child is bullied.
What is bullying?
- Being called names.
- Being put down or humiliated.
- Being teased.
- Being pushed or pulled about.
- Having money and other possessions taken or messed about with.
- Having rumours spread about you.
- Being ignored and left out.
- Being hit, kicked or physically hurt.
- Being threatened or intimidated.
Why do people bully others?
The most common reasons for bullying based on a survey by the Teen Online and Wireless Safety:
- 58% feel the victim deserves it.
- 58% are trying to get back at the victim for various reasons.
- 28% use it for entertainment.
- 21% are out to embarrass the victim.
- 16% have other reasons.
- 14% want to be mean.
- 11% show off for their friends.
Why anti-bullying campaigns are so important?
According to the annual bullying survey 2015:
- 30% of the victims have had suicidal thoughts
- 29% have self-harmed
- 27% have truanted from school
- 14% have abused drugs and/or alcohol
- 14% developed eating disorder
- 13% developed anti-social behaviours
- 12% ran away from home
- 6% have engaged in risky, unprotected sex
Types of Bullies and Bullying
- School bullies: 1 in 10 bullying victims at school are bullied daily and 1 in 5 victims are bullied once or twice a month.
- Cyber bullies: ¼ of students surveyed between 2006 and 2014 had experienced cyberbullying.
- Workplace bullies: According to research from OfficeTeam, 1 in 3 workers said they’ve had an office bully.
Bullying & Sexual Orientation
- Nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) youth reported being verbally harassed at school because of their sexual orientation.
- Nearly half (44.1 percent) reported being physically harassed.
- About a quarter (22.1 percent) reported being physically assaulted.
- Of those who did report the incident, nearly one-third (31.1 percent) said the school staff did nothing in response.
School Jotter is the UK’s #1 school website platform already used by over 3,000 schools. Its new anti-bullying button lets students anonymously report safety threats with a single touch.