Schools Aren’t Safe
- More than half of the students affected by bullying believed their bullies had the ability to influence what other students thought of them.
- Students being bullied generally suffered lower scores in their classes.
- As students get older, they are less likely to report bullying.
- 1 in 5 students are bullied during the school year. That is 20%. In America alone, there are 76.8 million students enrolled in school in a given year. That is 15.36 million students being bullied in one school year.
Those are just a few facts, and are from 2019 before COVID-19 took the world over. During the lockdowns and schooling from home, those numbers likely changed to a degree. Cyberbullying was much lower than the rest of the reported instances but, as everyone heads back to school, that isn’t going to last.