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  • · 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.

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