Bullying, Cyberbullying & Suicide Statistics
Research suggests that being bullied has similar and in some cases worse long-term adverse effects on young adults’ mental health than being maltreated (Lereya, Copeland, Costello, & Wolke, 2015).
Nearly 1 in 3 students (27.8%) report being bullied during the school year (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2013).
Approximately 43% of the students report experiencing cyberbullying during their lifetime and 15% of students admitted to cyberbullying others during their lifetime (Patchin, 2015).
More than 1/3 of adolescents reporting bullying report bias-based school bullying (Russell, Sinclair, Poteat, & Koenig, 2012).
64% of students enrolled in weight-loss programs reported experiencing weight-based victimization (Puhl, Peterson, & Luedicke, 2012).
85% of LGBT youth reported experiencing some form of bullying or harassment at school (Zweig, Dank, Lachman & Yahner, 2013).
When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2014).
SELF-HARM & SUICIDE
Suicide is the 2nd ranking cause of death for individuals 15-24 years of age – homicides ranked 3rd (Drapeau & McIntosh, 2015).
Peer victimization in children and adolescents is associated with higher rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts (JAMA Pediatrics, 2014).