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According to Harvard, less teens are being bullied.
The US Department of Education is showing some new data that shows fewer teens are being bullied.
In 2007, 31.7% of students ages 12 to 18 reported being bullied. In 2015, that number was down to 20.8%, a drop of a third.
Other stats were also encouraging:
- In 2007, 9.7% reported being called a hate-related word, compared with 7.2% in 2015
- The percentage of teens reporting being bullied at school dropped from 6.6% in 2007 to 4.2% in 2015
- More teens are telling an adult about bullying: those numbers went from 36.1% in 2007 to 43.1% in 2015.
Considering many schools have put in place a zero tolerance policy when it comes to bullying, it's great to see that we're making strides in the right direction!
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