The study used a nationally-representative sample to address various forms of bullying and cyberbullying, sexting and dating violence, as well as thoughts of suicide, deviant behavior, and resilience or coping mechanisms | ScienceDaily
This most recent study of middle and high school students found that when it came to school bullying:
- 73 percent of students reported that they had been bullied at school at some point in their lifetime; 44 percent said that it had happened in the last 30 days.
- Girls were more likely to have been bullied at school, while boys were more likely to have bullied others.
- 34 percent of students had experienced cyberbullying in their lifetime; 17 percent said that it had happened in the last 30 days.
- 4 out of 5 of the students who were cyberbullied said that mean comments were posted about them online.
- 70 percent of the students said that someone spread rumors about them online.
- Notably, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of the students who experienced cyberbullying said that it really affected their ability to learn and feel safe at school.
- Girls were most likely to have been bullied online, with the exception of those with recent experiences (30 days); while boys were more likely to have bullied others online.
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