10 Facts About Bullying and Bullying Prevention
Between 1 in 4 and 1 in 3 U.S. students say they have been bullied at school.
Bullying is an unwanted and repeated action by someone that has more power or perceived power than the other person.
Bullying can affect everyone—those who are bullied, those who bully and those who witness bullying.
Both youth who are bullied and those who bully others may have serious, lasting problems, including impacts on mental health and substance use.
Types of bullying include cyber (online), physical, social and verbal bullying.
Cyber bullying is the least reported type of bullying, but 15% of high school students (grades 9–12) and 55.2% of LGBTQ students report being electronically bullied in the past year.
Most bullying happens in middle school, with 28% of students in grades 6–12 reporting that they have experienced bullying.
Our Anti-BIAS (Bullying Intervention Advocacy and Support) program provides assessment and therapeutic support for youth who are bullied in 7th-12th grade in the Santee School District, Cajon Valley Union School District, Grossmont Union High School District and Helix High School. HERE Now, our school-based program on suicide prevention and intervention, also includes important discussion of bullying.
Everyone can help prevent bullying.
Be an upstander! Not a bystander!
You can get help now for yourself or a loved one by contacting the San Diego Access and Crisis Line (888) 724-7240. It’s confidential and available 24/7 in all languages.