• Six out of 10 American teenagers witness bullying in school once a day. -- National Education Association
• Both the bully and the bullied are at greater risk of loneliness, lack of success in school and becoming involved in drugs, alcohol and tobacco. -- National Institute of Child Health
• 40 percent of boys identified as bullies in grades six through nine had three or more arrests by age 30. Bullies are at a greater risk of suicide than their targets. -- National Education Association
• An estimated 1.6 million children in grades six through 10 in the United States are bullied at least once a week. -- Human Rights Education Center of Utah
• The prevalence of youth committing suicide due to long-term bullying has resulted in the term "bullycide." -- Human Rights Education Center of Utah
• A reported 15 percent of all students who don't show up for school report it to being out of fear of being bullied while at school.
• There are about 71 percent of students that report bullying as an ongoing problem.
• About one out of every 10 students drops out or changes schools because of repeated bullying.
• Other recent bullying statistics reveal that 54 percent of students reported that witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to violence in school.
• Homicide perpetrators were found to be twice as likely as homicide victims to have been bullied previously by their peers.
• Every day, two youths are treated for suicide attempts. -- Utah Department of Health, 2011
• Utah is 17th in the nation for youth suicide. -- Utah Department of Health
• In Utah, 23.2 percent of males 10-18 say that suicidal thoughts are because of problems at school; 57.7 Percent of females 10-18 say suicide attempts are caused by problems with relationships. -- Utah Department of Health, 2010
Provo School District
• 6 percent fear being physically hurt by another student.
• 13 percent fear being harassed, bothered or made fun of by another student.
• 9 percent fear feel excluded or left out of activities.
• 3 percent say they're made fun of for their race or culture.
• 7 percent are made fun of for their size.
• 11 percent say they have been the subject of rumors of gossip.
• 7 percent have been harassed or made fun of by a student or group of students.
• 4 percent say they have stayed home or skipped school out of fear that they would be physically hurt at school.
• 7. 5 percent say they have been made fun of because of their size.
• 3 percent have been made fun of because of their race or culture.
• 7 percent have been the target of rumors or gossip.
• 6 percent say they have intimidated another student at school.
• 4 percent say they have been physically aggressive with another student.
• 3 percent have skipped school out of fear of being physically hurt; 6 percent have skipped school out of fear of being socially or emotionally hurt.
• Students overwhelmingly say that most of the harassment takes place in the hallways between classes.
The Provo School District conducted a voluntary survey among it students. Percentages represent the number of students who answered "often" or "always" to the question.