“Being bullied is not just an unpleasant rite of passage through childhood,” said Duane Alexander, M.D., director of the NICHD. “It’s a public health problem that merits attention. People who were bullied as children are more likely to suffer from depression and low self esteem, well into adulthood, and the bullies themselves are more likely to engage in criminal behavior later in life.”
Among students, homicide perpetrators were more than twice as likely as homicide victims to have been bullied by peers.
Bullying statistics say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings
87% of students said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them.”
86% of students said, “other kids picking on them, making fun of them or bullying them” causes teenagers to turn to lethal violence in the schools.
Bullying statistics shows that those who bully and are bullied appear to be at greatest risk of experiencing the following: loneliness; trouble making friends; lack of success in school; and involvement in problem behaviors such as smoking and drinking.
61% said students shoot others because they have been victims of physical abuse at home.
54% said witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to violence in school.
According to bullying statistics , one out of every 10 students who drops out of school does so because of repeated bullying.
Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents.