A Guide to Understanding and Preventing School Bullying
What Is Bullying?
- Physical appearance
- Sexual orientation
Bullying Statistics: How Prevalent Is the Problem in Schools?
Cyberbullying Statistics: How Prevalent Is the Problem Among Students?
How Does Bullying Affect Students?
- Physical injury
- Social and emotional distress
- Increased risk of depression and anxiety
- Difficulties sleeping
- Lower academic achievement
- Increased likelihood to drop out of school
How Can Schools Address Bullying?
- Providing bullying prevention training so staff are better equipped to intervene.
- Establishing and consistently enforcing policies against bullying.
- Talking with students about their concerns and helping them build social and emotional skills to help address the issue.
- Collecting data on bullying to understand how frequently and where it’s occurring on school grounds.
What Can Teachers Do to Prevent Bullying?
How Should Teachers Intervene When Bullying Occurs?
Stop the Behavior
Find Out What Happened
Support the Students Involved
Report and Follow Up
How Can Students Help Prevent Bullying?
Perceptions of Power Imbalances for Bullied Students
|Perceived Power Imbalance||Percentage of Bullied Students|
Ability to influence what other students think of you
Socially more popular
Physically bigger or stronger
More power in another way
How Are Students Being Bullied in Schools?
|Types of Bullying of Students Ages 12 to 18 in 2017||Percentage of Students|
Subject of rumors
Made fun of, called names, insulted
Pushed, shoved, tripped, spit on
Excluded from activities on purpose
Threatened with harm
Pressured to do things they did not want to do
Property destroyed on purpose
Effects of Bullying on Students
|Bullying Negatively Affected||Percentage of Bullied Students|
How they felt about themselves
School work and relationships
Relationships with family and friends
Where Are Students Being Bullied?
|Location||Percentage of Bullied Students|
Hallway or stairwell
Outside school grounds
Bathroom or locker room