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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Say No To Bullying


Bullying is a form of youth violence. CDC defines bullying as any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths who are not siblings or current dating partners that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated. Bullying may inflict harm or distress on the targeted youth including physical, psychological, social, or educational harm.

National Statistics

  • Been Bullied
    • 28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying.
    • 20% of U.S. students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying.
  • Bullied Others
    • Approximately 30% of young people admit to bullying others in surveys.
  • Seen Bullying
    • 70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools.
    • 70.4% of school staff have seen bullying. 62% witnessed bullying two or more times in the last month and 41% witness bullying once a week or more.
    • When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time.
  • Been Cyberbullied
    • 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.
      • 15% of high school students (grades 9–12) were electronically bullied in the past year.
      • However, 55.2% of LGBTQ students experienced cyberbullying.

Agencies That Offer Bullying-Prevention Programs/Training in Jackson County

Numerous COMBAT partner agencies offer bullying-prevention programs or include training in their curricula for youth. Please see below for a list and follow the links to learn more. 

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