Bullying is an emerging problem that many children and teenagers face. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the percentage of students aged 12-18 who reported being bullied at school has increased by 24.5 percent since 2003. In 2013, it affects nearly one in three children in grades six through ten. 83% of girls and 79% of boys report experiencing harassment. There are different types of bullying of which bullying statistics reveal almost half of all students have experienced. 35% of kids have been threatened online and six out of ten teenagers say they witness bullying in school every day. 75% of school shooting incidents have been linked to bullying and harassment. Verbal bullying is the most common type of bullying, with about 77 percent of all students being verbally bullied in some way including mental bullying or verbal abuse. These types of bullying can also include spreading rumors, yelling obscenities or other derogatory terms based on an individual's race, gender, sexual orientation and religion. Nearly nine out of ten youth reported being verbally harassed at school in the past year due to their sexual orientation. It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. One of every ten students who drop out of school do so because of repeated bullying.
Bullying is associated with serious health concerns. Children frequently involved in bullying as bullies or as victims share a significant risk of suffering from various health problems such as anxiety, backaches, depression, dizziness, headaches, Injuries that require medical care, irritability, sleeping difficulties, stomachaches, suicide attempts and suicide. Research shows that bullies and their victims are also at risk for having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. There are many facilities that provide treatment for children and teenagers with difficulties that often lead to bullying as well as victims who experience physical and emotional symptoms or related educational problems, including increased absenteeism and poor grades. There are also schools that hold anti-bullying programs and fundraisers where the kids participate to help them understand more about bullying.
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