- Approximately 30% of youth in the United States report moderate or frequent involvement in bullying in some capacity.
- Boys are more likely to be involved in physical bullying (such as hitting, whereas girls are more likely to be involved in relational bullying (such as social exclusion).
- Bullies are more likely ot have behavioral, emotional, or learning problems than their peers, and to have parents who use physical discipline
- Victims of bullying experience higher rates of loneliness, depression, school avoidance, and suicidal ideation than their peers.
- Youth involved in bullying in any capacity tend to have higher rates of victimization in the home and community than their peers.
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Finkelhor, D. (2013). Trends in bullying and peer vicitimization. Durham, NH: Crimes against Children Research Center. (CV280)