Help Texans Take A Stand Against Bullying
Bullying affects all of us.
Whether we are bullied, bully others, or witness bullying, it can keep us from appropriately expressing how we feel and being who we want to be. Bullying can make us feel unsafe, unwelcome, and alone.
- More than one out of every five (20.8%) students report being bullied (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2016).
- School-based bullying prevention programs decrease bullying by up to 25% (McCallion & Feder, 2013).
- 64% of children who were bullied did not report it; only 36% reported the bullying (Petrosina, Guckenburg, DeVoe, & Hanson, 2010).
- Among high school students, 15.5% are cyberbullied and 20.2% are bullied on school property (Center for Disease Control, 2015).
- Among middle school students, 24% are cyberbullied and 45% are bullied on school property (Center for Disease Control, 2015).
- The percentages of individuals who have experienced cyberbullying at some point in their lifetimes have nearly doubled (18% to 34%) from 2007-2016 (Patchin & Hinduja, 2016).
- 90% of teens who report being cyberbullied have also been bullied offline (“Seven Fears and the Science of How Mobile Technologies May Be Influencing Adolescents in the Digital Age,” George and Odgers, 2015).