Bullying is way down in schools — but nobody seems to realize it
|05/11/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
The rise of Internet-connected mobile devices has many parents worried for their kids’ online safety. Not only could they face harassment in the hallways at school, but they could deal with it in cyberspace, too.
A new study should assuage those fears.
Published in the journal Pediatrics, the study of nearly 250,000 American kids in 4th to 12th grade found rates of bullying both in-person and online was cut nearly in half between 2005 and 2014.
In 2005, 28.5% of kids in one Maryland school said they experienced at least one form of bullying. By 2014, the rate had fallen to 13.4%.
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