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NCJ Number: 237041 Find in a Library
Title: Bullying
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: October 2011
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fact sheet from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) presents an overview on the problem of bullying and the efforts by OJP to combat it.
Abstract: Basic facts from this fact sheet regarding the problem of bullying include: a recent survey from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) indicates that 13.2 percent of participants reported being physically bullied in the previous year; 13 percent of 6th-10th grade students reported bullying while 6 percent reported being both bullies and victims; and 66 percent of bullying victims in middle and high school indicated that school professionals responded poorly to bullying problems. This fact sheet from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) presents an overview on the problem of bullying and efforts by OJP to combat it. The report indicates that bullying is a common problem on school playgrounds and in neighborhoods throughout the country with the majority of bullies being male and victims being divided evenly between male and female. Current efforts by OJP to combat bullying include a Federal National Bullying Summit, development of a Webinar to serve as a free training tool for practitioners, and development of a five-bulletin series that summarizes findings of OJJDP-funded research on peer victimization in schools.
Main Term(s): Bullying
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; Juvenile counseling; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Office of Justice Programs (OJP); Public schools; Schools
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