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When will it stop? Statistics tell horrific story of bullying

Teenager kills herself; authorities cite cyberbullying. • The headline makes you sick. But then comes another story: Friend of suicide victim also reports being the target of online bullying. • The news of Tampa Bay's latest tragedy, the death of 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick, who jumped from a building at an abandoned cement plant in Polk County, was still fresh when ABC Action News reported the story of Brianna Earls. A Facebook page had been created urging her to kill herself, too. Her family suspects the same girls allegedly involved in the Sedwick case, the television station reported. • When will it stop? • Here's a look at bullying, online and in person.

52 Percentage of students who have been cyberbullied

Source: statisticbrain.com

25 Percentage of adolescents and teens who have been bullied repeatedly through their cellphones or on the Internet

Source: bullyingstatistics.org

1 out of 5 students has been a victim of bullying

Source: dosomething.org

160,000 Approximate number of children who skip school every day due to fear of bullying

Source: National Education Association

1 out of 10 teens tells a parent they have been a cyberbully victim

Source: bullyingstatistics.org

3.2 million Number of students who are victims of bullying each year

Source: dosomething.org

4 Percentage of bullying incidents in which teachers intervene

Source: National Association of School Psychologists

81.9 Percentage of gay and lesbian students who are verbally bullied

38.3 Percentage of gay and lesbian students who are physically harassed

18.3 Percentage of gay and lesbian students who are physically assaulted

Source: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

73 Percentage of teens who say the best way to stop bullying is to step in when you see it

Source: dosomething.org

Compiled by Liz Tsourakis, Hillsborough High

When will it stop? Statistics tell horrific story of bullying 09/24/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 4:38pm]
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