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Bullying Affects Student’s Academic Achievement in K-12 Schools, New Study Says

Posted by Nina Caliri on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 12:02 PM

Bullying isn’t just about physical violence or emotional pain – it can impact a student’s academic achievement too.cyberbullying.jpg

According to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health, students who are bullied experience:

The study also found that male students are more likely than female students to suffer from bullying throughout all age groups analyzed.

Researchers followed k-12 students for 5-6 years and only looked at in-person bullying. At the time they started the study, cyberbullying was not as prevalent as it is today.

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.

Help Students Speak Out with Speak Up! Learn More Here.

Topics: bullying, cyberbullying, school announcement, power announcement, powerschool, education

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