Bullying

  • “Studies from around the world, including the United States, England, Germany, Finland, Japan, South Korea, and Chili, suggest that between the ages of twelve and sixteen, about 10 percent of students are bullied on a regular basis”. [1]

  • Victims of bullying are 7x more likely than other children to report being depressed and are 4x times as likely as others to make a suicide attempt. [2]

  • 74% of females and 71% of males between the ages of 12 and 17 have been repeatedly bullied during their lifetime; this equates to approximately 11.0 million female students and 10.5 million male students in grades 6-12. [2]

CyberBullying

Only 1 out of 10 victims of cyber bullying tell parents about the incident.[3]

36% of females and 30% of males between the ages of 12 and 17 have been repeatedly cyberbullied during their lifetime; this equates to approximately 5.4 million female students and 4.5 million male students in grades 6-12. [4]

Sexting

Around 1 in 5 teens have already posted nude or sexually suggestive photos and sent them to others.[1]

As many as 39% of teenagers admit to sexting[1]

School Violence/Assaults

During the first quarter of 2018 there were an average of 1.4 shootings a week in U.S. Public Schools.

According to Federal Crime Data, from 2011 through 2015 approximately 17,000 reported sexual assaults were committed by students.  About 5 percent of the victims AP reported on were 5- and 6-year-olds.

Depression/ Self Harm

Over 2 million students attempt suicide each year

Over 150,000 students each go to emergency rooms with self-inflicted wounds

Over 4,500 students each year between the ages of 10 - 24 commit suicide in the United States.

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