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  • In a 2013 nationwide survey, 20 percent of high school students reported being bullied on school property in the 12 months preceding the survey.
    Source: CDC: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance
  • An estimated 15 percent of high school students nationwide reported in 2013 that they were bullied electronically in the 12 months before the survey.
    Source: CDC: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance
  • 1 in 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying.
    Source: www.dosomething.org
  • Physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school and declines in high school. Verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains constant.
    Source: www.dosomething.org
  • Students who experience bullying are at increased risk for poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression.
    Source: CDC, 2015
  • Bullying of kids with disabilities is covered by federal law. Bullying behavior may cross the line to become “disability harassment,” which is prohibited under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
    Source: U.S. Dept. of Education
  • The reasons for being bullied reported most often by students were looks (55 percent), body shape (37 percent) and race (16 percent).
    Source: Youth Voice Research Project, 2010
  • 81.9 percent of students who identify as LGBT were bullied in the last year based on their sexual orientation.
    Source: National School Climate Survey, 2011
  • 63.5 percent of students feel unsafe because of their sexual orientation, and 43.9 percent because of their gender expression.
    Source: National School Climate Survey, 2011
  • Students, who bully others, are bullied, or witness bullying are more likely to report high levels of suicide-related behavior than students who report no involvement in bullying. Source: CDC, 2014
  • Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at increased risk of being bullied and ostracized by peers. In a study of 8-17-year-olds, researchers found that children with ASD had bully victimization scores that were more than three times as high as students in a control group with no special needs.  
    Source: www.stopbullying.gov

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Special Series: Bullying

Bullying by the numbers in NH

New data shows that the number of bullying incidents being reported by Granite State schools is down

Recognizing the signs of bullying

Advice from Jennifer Pelli Packard, MD, MS, FAAP Catholic Medical Center’s Family Health & Wellness Center in Bedford

Set the right example when it comes to bullying

Use the bullying behavior your kids are seeing on TV and in the media as a teachable moment

How to stop bullying

What educators are doing, and what you can do, to be part of the solution

NH's anti-bullying law

The law’s effectiveness is directly tied to whether children come forward and school officials follow through on incident reports

The bullies and the bullied

Children and teens share their experiences

Bullying: From the schoolyard to cyberspace

What bullying is and its evolution
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Bullying Resources

Courage to Care, developed by bullying expert Dr. Malcolm Smith, is an evidence-based curriculum for middle school students, designed to increase empathy and care for others, and reduce bullying and meanness. It has shown extreme effectiveness in tests with over 3000 students to improve school culture and climate while reducing peer victimization. It was created by researchers, educators and specialists from the University of New Hampshire and is now being used in schools nationwide.
http://courage2care.net

Bully Free NH is a grassroots organization committed to bullying awareness, prevention, and intervention in New Hampshire schools.
http://www.bullyfreenh.org

Come Together NH is a collaboration of Bully Free NH, the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities, and other concerned community members; Come Together NH is the next evolution of the Anti-Bullying Taskforce of the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities. http://www.cometogethernh.org

Information on the SAU #19 (Goffstown/New Boston) Anti-Bullying Project:
http://goffstown.k12.nh.us/SAU19/index.php/resources/anti-bullying-project

TIGER (Theater Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility) at Plymouth State University is a non-profit professional educational theatre company designed to help children, schools, parents, and communities deal proactively and positively with social issues and concerns facing children in schools today, including bullying. TIGER offers performances for grades K-8 in schools throughout New England as well as student and teacher workshops.
http://www.plymouth.edu/outreach/tiger

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
 www.stopbullying.gov

Bullying.org's purpose is to eliminate bullying by supporting individuals and organizations to take positive actions against bullying through the sharing of resources, and to guide and champion them in creating non-violent solutions to the challenges and problems associated with bullying.
www.bullying.org

NoBullying.com was launched as a website by parents who seen their children suffer from bullying and cyber bullying. It is an online forum aimed at educating, advising, counseling and helping to stop bullying and cyber bullying.
 www.nobullying.com

The National Crime Prevention Council: Bullying site provides information and resources to help prevent bullying. 
http://www.ncpc.org

Information specifically for parents of LGBT children:
https://www.glad.org/rights/newhampshire/c/students-rights-in-new-hampshire

UNH Cooperative Extension’s brochure (PDF), Understanding Bullying:
https://extension.unh.edu/resources/resource/1364/Understanding_Bullying_Brochure

The New Hampshire Dept. of Education’s site provides resources for parents and educators, including information about NH’s anti-bullying law.
http://education.nh.gov/instruction/integrated/title_iv_cyber_bully.htm   

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