American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims. National School Safety Center.
56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.
15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school.
71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
1 out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school.
282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
Those in the lower grades reported being in twice as many fights as those in the higher grades. However, there is a lower rate of serious violent crimes in the elementary level than in the middle or high schools.
90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying
Among students, homicide perpetrators were more than twice as likely as homicide victims to have been bullied by peers.
Bullying statistics say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings.
87% of students said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them.”
86% of students said, “other kids picking on them, making fun of them or bullying them” causes teenagers to turn to lethal violence in the schools.
61% of students said students shoot others because they have been victims of physical abuse at home.
54% of students said witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to violence in school.
According to bullying statistics, 1 out of every 10 students who drops out of school does so because of repeated bullying.
Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of school-shooting incidents.