statistics

 

  • Roughly 1 in 4 students (27%) have reported being bullied, from elementary to high school. This is lower than the 38% reported in 2006
  • Hurtful teasing was reported as the most common bullying behavior, closely followed by lies.
  • Bullying was more common for Year 5 students (32%) and Year 8 (29%).
  • Bullying by females tended to be more covert, while males were more “in your face” about it.
  • Peers are present in 87% of bullying interactions, mostly as onlookers who do nothing to help the victim.
  • Racial bullying against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders has actually improved compared to the 31% rate reported in 2005. Three years later the figure was down to 10%.
  • Older students (or those with more access to technology) are more likely to cyber-bully than younger one.
  • Over 80% of those who bullied others online would also do so offline.
  • 84% of those who were bullied online were also victims of bullying behavior offline.
  • A quarter of all cyber-bullies target people they do not even know.
  • 64% of females from Years 6 to 12 reported being cyber-bullied.
  • High cellphone usage makes cyber-bullying easier.
  • Suicide rates for 15 to 24-year-olds at highest rate in 10 years
  • A third of all deaths of young men are due to suicide
  • 41,000 young people aged 12-17 have made a suicide attempt
  • Twice as many 15 to 19-year-old women died by suicide than in 2005
  • Suicide rates have increased for children under the age of 14
  • One-quarter of women aged 16-17 years old have self-harmed