- · Bullying affects witnesses as well as targets. Witnesses are more likely to use tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs; have increased mental health problems; and miss or skip school.
- Youth who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, health problems, and academic problems.
- Nationwide, about 21% of students ages 12-18 experience bullying, according to the 2014-15 School Crime Supplement from the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics.
- The 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) finds that an estimated 16% of high school students were bullied electronically in the 12 months prior to the survey.
- The Great American NO BULL Challenge is an annual contest using the power of filmmaking to engage youth in leadership and social activation for the prevention of bullying.
- PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center provides resources for bullying prevention and intervention, including toolkits for events and classrooms.