Study Finds Victimization Rampant In Schools


Nearly half of students were exposed to bullying or worse forms of victimization in 2011, according to a new study in the Journal of School Violence.

Researchers for the study conducted a national telephone survey in 2012, of youth and parents, to assess exposure to in-school victimization during the previous year.

The study included assessments of 3,391 children and youth ages 5 to 17; nearly half of whom, 48 percent, had been exposed to at least one form of victimization.

The most reported form of victimization was intimidation/bullying (29.8 percent).

“Fourteen percent had been assaulted at school in the past year, 13 percent had witnessed an assault, 3.2 percent had been sexually harassed,” researchers wrote.

The full study is available for purchase HERE.

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