Bullying Facts | Stats and Facts about Bullying: Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. Most of the people who were bullied never complained. Here are few interesting Bullying Facts:
- 160,000 U.S. children miss school every day due to a fear of bullying.
- A 2013 study by Michigan State University found that unattractive people are more likely to be bullied in the workplace.
- In 2013, a parent filed a bullying complaint on a Texas, high school football coach for beating his son’s team 91-0.
- People with unfortunate initials, such as P.I.G. or A.S.S. have a significantly lower life expectancy, due to psychological stress related to childhood bullying.
- In the year of 1981, a man who had been bullying the residents of the small Missouri town was murdered in broad daylight when 46 people rose up against him, in the act of vigilante justice.
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School Bullying Facts:
- 64% of children who were bullied did not report it.
- Only one in 10 victims of cyber-bullying tell a parent.
- 6 out of 10 teenagers in the U.S. say they witness bullying in school once a day.
- 75% of school shooting incidents have linked to bullying and harassment.
- Bullying affects nearly 1 in 3 American schoolchildren in grades six through 10.
- 60% of boys described as bullies in school convicted of at least one crime by the age of 24, a study found.
- Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was bullied as a kid for his gangly form and big ears.
- Singer Demi Lovato pursued her education through home-schooling, after being a victim of bullying.
- As a child, Elon Musk was bullied so severely; he once had to be hospitalised because of a beating from other students.
- Japanese Princess Aiko decided to stay home for a few months in 2010 due to bullying from her classmates.
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