YouthTruth analyzed anonymous feedback from over 180,000 students across 37 states in grades five through twelve to understand how much, in what ways, and why students are being bullied. This analysis also explored how students of different gender identities are experiencing bullying, and uncovered valuable insights. The implication from this study is that understanding students’ experiences with bullying is crucial for schools and communities to build safe and supportive environments for learning.
Key findings include:
1. It’s still true that 1 in 4 students are bullied.
2. Most bullying happens in person.
3. The top three reasons students believe they are bullied include their appearance, their race or skin color, and because other students thought they were gay.
Youthtruth Student Survey (2018). Learning from student voice: What do students tell us about bullying? San Francisco, CA: Youthtruth Student Survey. http://youthtruthsurvey.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/YouthTruth-Learning-from-Student-Voice-Bullying-2017.pdf