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New Study: Bullying Having Serious Impact on Kids

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UW-EC) recently released one of the most ambitious studies on cyberbullying to date. The results: There’s a significant overlap between school and online bullying and 64% of the students bullied say it’s affecting their ability to learn and feel safe at school.

Key results include stats for both school and online bullying:

73 percent of students had been bullied at school at some point in their lifetime; 44 percent said it happened in the last 30 days. 88 percent were called mean names or were made fun of in a hurtful way; 77 percent said they were excluded from groups or left out of things. 1 in 5 students said that they had been threatened with a weapon at school. 34 percent of students had experienced cyberbullying in their lifetime; 17…

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