NYC Study: 1 in 5 Students are Victims of Bullying

The Health Department found that 18 percent of students said they’ve been bullied at school or over the Internet.
There is little difference between the numbers of boys and girls being bullied on school property.

“However, when examining cyberbullying separate from school bullying, girls were more likely than boys to be cyberbullied — 13 percent vs. 9 percent,” the report said.

Cyberbullying is described as abusing a student through e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, Web sites or texting. This kind of bullying is devastating because it can go viral on the Internet.

The analysis, based on 2011 figures, found that about one in six victims of any type of bullying attempted suicide; 6 percent of nonbullied kids tried to kill themselves.

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Clayton Cranford
Clayton Cranford is a retired Sergeant from Orange County Sheriff's Department in California and owner of Total Safety Solutions LLC. Clayton is one of the nation’s leading law enforcement educators on social media, child safety, and behavioral threat assessments. Clayton is the author of the definitive book on cyber safety for families, “Parenting in the Digital World.” Clayton has more than 20 years of teaching experience and was awarded the 2015 National Bullying Prevention Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council, and the 2015 American Legion Medal of Merit. Clayton was a member of the County's Behavioral Threat Assessment Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, School Resource Officer program, and Juvenile Bureau.