And its harmful effects

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Canadian Statistics

  • 64 per cent of kids had been bullied at school.
  • 12 per cent were bullied regularly (once or more a week).
  • 13 per cent bullied other students regularly (once or more a week).
  • 72 per cent observed bullying at school at least once in a while.
  • 40 per cent tried to intervene.
  • 64 per cent considered bullying a normal part of school life.
  • 20-50 per cent said bullying can be a good thing (makes people tougher, is a good way to solve problems)
  • 25-33 per cent said bullying is sometimes OK and/or that it is OK to pick on losers.
  • 61-80 per cent said bullies are often popular and enjoy high status among their peers.

Source: Centre For Youth Social Development, UBC Faculty of Education

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