Survey Finds Physical Bullying Far More Common Than Online Bullying

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Kids are more likely to face a bully in person than online.   The 2009 OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence surveyed almost 4,450 kids nationwide, between the ages of 10 and 17.  Here are some highlights:

  • 21.6% said they had been physically bullied.
  • 19.7% reported being teased or emotionally bullied.
  • Kids between the 14 and 17 were more likely to be harassed online.  7.9% of this group admitted being bullied online.
  • Boys were more likely to be bullied or threatened physically, where girls were more likely to be victims of internet harassment.

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