Half of all high school students (50 percent) admit they bullied someone in the past year and nearly half (47 percent) say they were bullied, teased, or taunted in a way that seriously upset them in the past year, according to a study released this week by the Josephson Institute.
The study reports the responses from 43,321 high school students, with a margin of error less than 1 percent.
The Institute's study also found:
- 33 percent of all high school students say that violence is a big problem at their school;
- One in four (24 percent) say they do not feel very safe at school;
- 52 percent admit that within the past year they hit a person because they were angry;
- Ten percent of students say they took a weapon to school at least once in the past 12 months;
- 16 percent admit that they have been intoxicated at school.
Below is a executive summary of the key findings of the study. You can view a more extensive document that outlines the full results of 2010 Bullying Violence Demographic by clicking here.
The Josephson Institute has developed anti-bullying resources for both parents and teachers to help them combat bullying in schools.