Bullying isn’t just about physical violence or emotional pain – it can impact a student’s academic achievement too.
According to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health, students who are bullied experience:
- Lower Academic Achievement
- Greater Dislike of School
- Less Confidence in Academic Abilities
The study also found that male students are more likely than female students to suffer from bullying throughout all age groups analyzed.
Another study out of the University of New Hampshire suggested that in-person bullying combined with cyberbullying can be the most distressing to k-12 students.
Here are some startling statistics from that survey:
- 34% Claimed To Be Bullied In the Past Year
- 65% ofCyberbullying Happened via Text Message
- 54% of the 311 Incidents Described Took Place ONLY In Person
- 31% of the 311 Incidents Took Place in Person and Online
To prevent bullying and cyberbullying, many k-12 schools are creating a way for students to report bullying incidents anonymously.
Alert Solutions has a product called Speak Up! that does exactly that! Learn more here.