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Cyberbullying / Bullying Statistics

Cyber Bullying Statistics Data
Percent of students who reported being cyber bullied 52 %
Teens who have experienced cyberthreats online 33 %
Teens who have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the internet 25 %
Teens who do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs 52 %
Percent of teens who have had embarrassing or damaging pictures taken of themselves without their permission, often using cell phone cameras 11 %
Where Cyberbullying Takes Place Percent Who Reported
Facebook 84.2 %
Instagram 23.4 %
Twitter 21.4 %
Snap Chat 13.5 %
Instant Messages 11.2 %
Cyberbullying by Gender Male Female
I have been cyberbullied 16.6 % 25.1 %
Someone posted mean or hurtful comments online 10.5 % 18.2 %
Someone posted a mean video about me online 3.6 % 2.3 %
I have cyberbullied others 17.5 % 21.3 %
I spread rumors online about others 6.3 % 7.4 %
I posted a mean / hurtful picture online 4.6 % 3.1 %
Bullying Statistics (Non-Cyber) Data
Percent of teens who reported being bullied while at school 37 %
Percent of students who had bullied others "often" 17 %
Percent of bullying that occured inside the school 85 %
Percent of bulling that occured on school grounds, bus, or on their way 11 %
Percent of victims that reported it to someone at school 29 %
Victims who were bullied once or twice during the school year 2 in 3
Victims who were bullied once or twice a month 1 in 5
Victims who were bullied daily or several times a week 1 in 10
Percent of middle schools that reported bullying problems 44 %
Elementary schools that reported bullying problems 20 %
High schools that reported bullying problems 20 %
Percent of middle and high school students who have had hate terms used against them 10 %
Percent of students who avoided school or certain places because they were afraid of being harmed in some way 7 %
Percent of teen weapon injuries that took place at school 8 %
Common Types of Bullying Percent of Students
Percent of students who were made fun of by a bully 20 %
Had rumors or gossip spread about them 10 %
Physically bullied 20 %
Threatened 6 %
Excluded from activities they wanted to participate in 5 %
Coerced into something they did not want to do 4 %
Had personal belongings destroyed by bullies 4 %
States With Highest Level of Reported Bullying Incidents
Rank State
1 California
2 New York
3 Illinois
4 Pennsylvania
5 Washington
Additional Bullying Statistics
Homosexual and bisexual teens are more likely to report bullying than heterosexual teens
Students with disabilities are more likely to be the victims of bullying
Females are more often the victims of bullying than males
Males are more likely to experience physical or verbal bullying
Females are more likely to experience social or psychological bullying
Females and white students reported the most incidents of being the victims of bullying

Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when the behavior is habitual and involves an imbalance of power. It can include verbal harassment, physical assault or coercion and may be directed repeatedly towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. The "imbalance of power" may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "target".

Statistic Verification
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, US Department of Health and Human Services, Cyberbullying Research Center
Research Date: February 19th, 2016

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