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.