Bullying In Elementary Schools
Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
The goal of this study was to report key descriptive data from 1,588 third through fifth graders who completed a survey regarding their perceptions of bullying in schools. Key findings were that 40 % of third through fifth graders reported being bullied, while girls reported being victims of bullying more often than boys. When bullying was reported to a school administrator or a parent/guardian, only about 19 % of those bullied reported that bullying stopped completely; 16 % reported that bullying had stopped for a while, and 11 % indicated that bullying never stopped and in some cases got worse. 32 % of the students reported that the school had done little or nothing to reduce bullying. Our results underscore the need for early intervention.
Kevorkian, Meline; Rodriguez, Albert; Earnhardt, Matthew P.; Kennedy, Tom D.; D'Antona, Robin; Russom, Ashley; and Borror, Jia, "Bullying In Elementary Schools" (2016). Fischler College of Education: Faculty Articles. 363.