That Figures: School Bullying

Feb 9, 2011
Jenny Inglee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and the Education Editor at TakePart.


47 percent
of surveyed high-school students were bullied, teased or taunted in 2010.
out of 10 LGBT students have experienced harassment at school.
50 percent
of high schoolers admitted to bullying another student in the past year.
students in September 2010 committed suicide after being bullied. Most were bullied because of their sexual orientation.
hours a day, the Trevor Project's confidential suicide hotline is available for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
50 percent
more calls to the Trevor Project hotline have came in since the launch of the "It Gets Better Project." The initiative helps LGBTQ teens understand that life does, in fact, get better.

Sources: TIMEJosephson Institute of Ethics | It Gets Better Project

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