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Bullying

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One in every three students between 13 and 15 is said to experience bullying on a regular basis.1 Child Helpline International reports receiving over 4 million calls from children reporting bullying, abuse and violence in the last decade.2 Cyberbullying is becoming a more prevalent form of bullying with the spread of technology. Approximately 10 percent of parents around the world report that their child has been the victim of cyberbullying.3 Based on the children who contact the Child Helpline International hotlines, around nine in ten instances of bullying take place in school.4 However, perpetrators are not limited to student peers; one in three cases of bullying in schools was perpetrated by an adult or teacher.5 Male teachers were responsible for twice as many instances of bullying as female teachers.6 Victims of bullying can experience depression, anxiety, substance abuse, limited social functioning and poor academic performance.7 Additionally, there are strong correlations between bullying and mental illness, with children who report being bullied frequently being at a greater risk for suicidal behavior.8 Show References
1 https://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Hidden_in_plain_sight_statistical_analysis_Summary_EN_2_Sept_2014.pdf 2 http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2013/may/23/10-years-bullying-data 3 http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/11/us-cyberbullying-poll-idUSTRE80A1FX20120111 4 http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2013/may/23/10-years-bullying-data 5–6 Ibid 7 http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/bullying-suicide-translation-final-a.pdf 8 Ibid
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