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 Facts about Bullying

2016 Bullying Statistics

  • 1.5 million young people (50%) have been bullied within the past year
  • 145,800 (19%) of these were bullied EVERY DAY.
  • People who have been bullied are almost twice as likely to bully others
  • Twice as many boys as girls bully (66% of males vs. 31% females).
  • 57% of female respondents have been bullied, 44% of male respondents and 59% of respondents who identified as trans have been bullied.
  • 24% of those who have been bullied go on to bully.
  • Based on their own definition 14% of young people admit to bullying somebody, 12% say they bully people daily.
  • Twice as many boys as girls bully (66% of males vs. 31% females).
  • 20% of all young people have physically attacked somebody.
  • 44% of young people who have been bullied experience depression.
  • 41% of young people who have been bullied experience social anxiety.
  • 33% of those being bullied have suicidal thoughts.