Bullying and harassment creates significant adverse academic and other consequences for students
These harmful behaviors directly interfere with student learning and achievement and threaten the safety and well being of millions of students each year:
  • A U.S. Department of Education study has concluded that bullying and harassment affects nearly one in every three American school children in grades six through ten, and another confirms that harassment in schools is experienced by a majority of students;

  • Nearly nine-tenths (86.2%) of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students report being verbally harassed because of their sexual orientation, and two-thirds (66.5%) were harassed because of their gender identity. Additionally, over a third of LGBT students reported being physically harassed based on their sexual orientation or gender identity;

  • Evidence shows that bullying can result in long-term social, academic, psychological, and physical consequences, including decreased interest in school, increased absences, and decreased concentration levels for students.

 

 
The problem of bullying and harassment in our nation’s schools is reaching unprecedented levels.
As we have seen over the years, increased incidents and severity of bullying has lead to students feeling less safe in school, resulting in an atmosphere that is, for many students, unfit for learning. As we have seen all too frequently over the past few years, student suicides following relentless bullying have also increased, leading the Centers for Disease Control to warn that student suicides occurring after incidents of bullying are reaching “pandemic levels.” It must stop.
Parents and family members are calling for an end to bullying. We must support them in calling for a federal solution to address bullying and harassment in America’s schools today.
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