In October, we started our first campaign for National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, At the End of the Day: You Have a Choice. Through this campaign we have a great opportunity to put a spotlight on this appalling behavior and change the lives of children all around the world.
We started the campaign to focus on teaching our kids that they have the power to choose. Choose to stop bullying, to prevent bullying, or to get help. They just need the right tools to make the right decision.
At the End of the Day: How One Man Learned to Live Like He Was Dying along with authors Lewis Senior and Laura Senior Garcia and Equilibria are proud sponsors of this new program and hope to touch many lives with their story and the E-Colors PDI. Below are just a few statistics we have found in our new journey, we hope you will join us in our quest to help stop bullying by viewing, liking and posting this promo to our campaign.
According to 2010 Bullying Statistics (www.bullyingstatistics.org):
- There are about 2.7 million students being bullied each year by about by about 2.1 students who take on the roll of the bully.
- About 56 percent of all students have witnessed a bullying crime take place while at school.
- About 71 percent of students report bullying is an on-going problem.
- About one out of every 10 students drops out or changes schools because of repeated bullying.
- Some of the top years for bullying include 4th through 8th graders in which 90 percent were reported as victims of some kind of bullying.
Bullying Statistics also show that cyber-bullying numbers continue to increase (www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/school-bullying-statistics.html):
- About 80 percent of all high school students have been bullied online in some fashion.
- About 35 percent of teens have actually been threatened online.
- About half of all teens admit they have said something mean or hurtful to another teen online. Most have done it more than once.
- Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among children under the age of 14.
- Suicide rates among adolescents have grown more than 50 percent in the past 30 years. (www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/school-bullying-statistics.html)
Stompoutbullying.com figures show (http://stompoutbullying.com/adults_tips_whatweknow.php):
- 1 out of 4 kids is bullied.
- 9 out of 10 LGBT students experienced harassment at school.
- Child and teen bullying and cyberbullying are at an all-time high.
- Some kids are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative for them.
- 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully or doing some “bullying.”
- As many as 160,000 students may stay home on any given day because they’re afraid of their bullies and/or they just can’t take the pain anymore.
- 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school.
- A poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they believed violence increased at their schools.
- 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
- More youth violence occurs on school grounds than on the way to school.
- 80% of the time, an argument with a bully will end up in a physical fight.
- 1/3 of students surveyed said they heard another student threaten to kill someone.
- 2 out of 3 say they know how to make a bomb, or know where to get the information to do it.
- Playground statistics – Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention –4% Peer intervention – 11%. No intervention – 85%.
What We Know About Cyber-bullying
- Depending on the age group, up to 40% of students say they have been digitally harassed.
- 35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once.
- 21% of kids have received mean or threatening email or other messages.
- 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more than once.
- 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 have done it more than once.
- 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online.
- Since 1999, 49 states have passed school anti-bullying legislation.
- Suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death among children under the age of 14. Bullycide is a term used to describe suicide as the result of bullying. There is a strong connection between bullying, being bullied and suicide, according to a study from the Yale School of Medicine. Suicide rates are continuing to grow among adolescents, and have grown more than 50 percent in the past 30 years.