How does bullying affect our students?

October 13, 2022 | Arizona PBS

By Ashley Burkart, Senior STEM Teacher at Bioscience High School in Phoenix

According to Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center, one out of every five students (approximately 20.2%) have reported being bullied. Of those students, 13% were made fun of, called names or insulted; 13% were the subject of rumors; 5% were pushed, shoved, tripped or spit on; and 5% were excluded from activities on purpose. Heartbreaking, right? Follow this link for a comprehensive overview of bullying prevention research performed by various government and higher education agencies.

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