Statistics on Bullying

Let's Get Real

Let's Get Real Press Kit

Examines issues that lead to taunting and bullying, including racial differences, perceived sexual orientation, learning disabilities, religious differences, sexual harassment and others. Part of The Respect For All Project.

Bullying is not a rite of passage. Allowing name-calling and bullying to go unchecked compromises student performance, damages mental and physical health, and perpetuates a cycle that can lead to ever-greater forms of violence.

Just how pervasive has teasing and bullying become and what kind of threat does it pose for today’s youth?

Bullying has reached epidemic proportions in American schools and communities.

Bullying is linked to prejudice and ignorance.

Bullying has serious physical and mental health consequences for youth.

Unchecked bullying can escalate to more serious violence.


1 2002 National Survey of Students Grades 5 – 12, Families and Work Institute

2 National Crime Prevention Council, 2003

3 Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, September 2003

4 2001 – 2002 California Student Survey

5 National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center

6 National Mental Health Association, 2002

7 National Education Association, 1995

8 Oklahoma Health Department, 2001

9 Journal of the American Medical Association, 2003

10 Dan Olweus, Univeristy of Bergen, Norway, 1993

11 US Secret Service Report, May 2002

12 National Institute of Health, 2003