Posted on May 15, 2015

Girls, White Students the Most Likely to Be Bullied in School

Chicago Tribune, May 15, 2015

Fewer students say they are being bullied at school. Those who are bullied are more likely to be girls than boys and more likely to be white than minority students.

The Education Department announced survey results Friday that found 22 percent of students age 12 to 18 said they were bullied in 2013. The figure, down 6 percentage points from 2011, is the lowest level since the National Center for Education Statistics began surveying students on bullying in 2005.


Among the survey findings:

— About a quarter, or 24 percent, of girls said they were bullied, compared with 20 percent of boys.

— A higher percentage of white students–24 percent–said they were bullied than black, Hispanic or Asian students. Twenty percent of black students said they were bullied compared to 19 percent of Hispanic students and 9 percent of Asian students.

Among respondents, 9 percent of girls and 5 percent of boys said they’d experienced cyberbullying either in school or outside of school. {snip}