|Bullied at school||Percent of students
who were injured
as a result of
being pushed, shoved,
tripped, or spit on1
|Student or school characteristic||Total||Total bullying at school||Made fun of, called names, or insulted||Subject of rumors||Threatened with harm||Pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on||Tried to make do
things did not
want to do
|Excluded from activities on purpose||Property destroyed on purpose||Total cyber-bullying2||Hurtful information on Internet||Unwanted contact on Internet3|
|! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Injury includes bruises or swelling; cuts, scratches, or scrapes; black eye or bloody nose; teeth chipped or knocked out; broken bones or internal injuries; knocked unconscious; or other injuries. Only students who reported that their bullying incident constituted being pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on were asked if they suffered injuries as a result of the incident.
2 Cyber-bullied includes students who responded that another student "made unwanted contact, for example, threatened or insulted [the respondent] via text (SMS) messaging." This category did not meet reporting standards to be reported separately.
3 This was defined as another student making "unwanted contact, for example, threatened or insulted [the respondent] via instant messaging."
4 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Other includes American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, and two or more races.
NOTE: Table was revised on June 30, 2010. “At school” includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, or going to and from school. Bullying types do not sum to total because students could have experienced more than one type of bullying. In 2007, the unit response rate for this survey did not meet NCES statistical standards; therefore, interpret the data with caution. For more information, please see appendix A.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007.