According to a 2022 nationally representative survey conducted by Pew Research Center, around one-third (34%) of U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 say they have been bullied either in person or online. Some key statistics on bullying experienced by U.S. teenagers:
20% say they have been bullied in person or online in the 12 months prior to the survey.
15% say they have been bullied in person specifically during that timeframe.
9% say they have experienced online bullying in the past 12 months.
Girls are more likely than boys to say they have been bullied recently – 24% vs 16%.
Bullying in person is more common among younger teens ages 13-14 (19%) compared to those ages 15-17 (12%). And reported bullying decreases with household income level. 39% of teens in lower-income homes have experienced bullying compared to 27% in upper-income households.
So in summary, about one-third of U.S. teens report having experienced some form of bullying at some point, with around 1 in 5 saying they have been bullied in the past year. People have been trying many things to prevent it from happening, but unfortunately, not all of them work. Growing up is a hard job, but getting bullied makes it even more difficult.
The following video features a social experiment that was conducted by UP TV. It is an anti-bullying PSA which features a little girl being bullied in public at a bus stop. It is obviously staged, but the adults involved didn’t know a thing about it. Wait till you see how they react towards the bullies! Watch the video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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