The following facts, statistics, and incidence rates of bullying have been gathered from various resources including journals, newspapers, and websites. A list of these resources can be found under the "Works Cited" tab of the menu bar.
-There are 3 main types of bullying. One of these is cyber bullying which we have already defined. Here are the others:
-Bullies intend to harm their victims. There are no accidents with bullies. Bullying is also a repetitive act a majority of the time.
-Bullying is maintained by tangible reinforcers (ie. stolen lunch money) or social reinforcers (ie. peer admiration) which makes it even more of a challenge to stop.
-Victims of bullying often develop a hate for the school setting because they do not feel safe.
-Victims tend to have low achievement levels because all of their focus in school is on avoiding attacks by bullies as opposed to being on their academic studies.
-Victims of cyber bullying seem to have higher rates of depression than victims of "regular" bullying.
-"Bullycide" is the new term for suicide as a result of being bullied. Yes, it has happened enough that there was a need to develop a term for it.
-The leading cause of death for children under the age of 14 is suicide.