The Bullying Statistic
Date: 10 April 2008
A study on bullying by the University of British Columbia, based on 490 students (half female, half male) in Grades 8-10 in a B.C. city in the winter of 1999, showed:
» 64 per cent of kids had been bullied at school.
» 12 per cent were bullied regularly (once or more a week).
» 13 per cent bullied other students regularly (once or more a week).
» 72 per cent observed bullying at school at least once in a while.
» 40 per cent tried to intervene.
» 64 per cent considered bullying a normal part of school life.
» 61-80 per cent said bullies are often popular and enjoy high status among their peers.
» 25-33 per cent said bullying is sometimes OK and/or that it is OK to pick on losers.
» 20-50 per cent said bullying can be a good thing (makes people tougher, is a good way to solve problems, etc.).
Source: Centre For Youth Social Development, UBC Faculty of Education