Nationwide:

• 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.

Statewide:

• 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

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:

• 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.

SECONDARY SCHOOLS:

• 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.

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