BULLYING RELATED SUICIDE STATISTICS
- Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC.
- For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. (That’s 440,000 suicide attempts.)
- Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.
- Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University.
- A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying.
- 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study in Britain.
- According to statistics reported by ABC News from a study by the U.S. Department of Justice, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying.
- 60% of U.S. students in grades 6–8 experienced bullying.
- 20% of U.S. students in grades 9-12 experienced bullying.
- 30% of students who have been bullied have brought a weapon to school for
- Approximately 30% of young people admit to bullying others in surveys.
- 70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools.
- 70.4% of school staff have seen bullying. 62% witnessed bullying two or more
times in the last month and 41% witness bullying once a week or more.
- When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time.
- 6% of students
in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.
- 16% of high school students (grades 9–12) were electronically bullied in the
- 55.2% of LGBT students experienced cyberbullying.