Facts About Bullying There is noticeably more bullying in middle school (grades 6, 7, and 8) than in senior high school; Emotional bullying is the most prevalent type of bullying, with pushing/shoving/tripping/spitting on someone being second; Cyberbullying is for the middle grade levels the least prominent type of bullying, but it is greater in the last three years of high school than in grades 6 - 9. Most school bullying occurs inside the school, a lesser amount on school property, and even less on the school bus. The least occurs in other areas. Middle school students, and particularly 6th graders, were most likely to be bullied on the bus. Sixth graders were the most likely students to sustain an injury from bullying, with middle schoolers more likely to be injured than high school students and the percentage going down every grade from 6 to 12. Victims of bullying display a range of responses, even many years later, such as: Low self-esteem Difficulty in trusting others Lack of assertiveness Aggression Difficulty controlling anger Isolation
Bullying is a serious problem at our school The results of my survey show that half students believe that bullying is a serious problem at our school and the other half is undecided about what they think about it.
Bullying happens mostly with boys than girls The results for this question showed that many students were unsure of this, but some did disagree with this statement. Many of the students who stated that they disagreed with this statement were boys.
Have you ever been bullied? More then half of the people surveyed said yes that they had been bullied. This mixed with both boys and girls, and the ages ranged.
Have you ever been physically bullied? Almost everyone had answered no to this question.
Have you ever been mentally bullied? These results were similar to the one’s for the last question except opposite. More people said yes then no.
Did/Would you report it? This question was split right down the middle. Some said yes, some said no. This was kind of shocking, I would hope anyone and everyone would report bullying.
Would you report it if you saw it happen to someone you know? Half answered yes, half answered no. I found this shocking. I thought more people would have said yes.
How should bullying be handled?Here’s some responses I received. -Detentions/Suspension Teachers/Staff need to pay more attention Attend classes about how bad bullying is Bullies should grow up Everyone sticking up for themselves Mediation/Intervention Consoling Telling parents & teachers No tolerance program
How should the school prevent bullying?Here’s some responses I received. Make sure that it doesn’t happen No tolerance program Cutting the student off from school for a while Clubs and sports, Find common ground Check students Facebook accounts Discuss punishments Good student teacher relationships Have speakers come in They can’t, it’s inevitable