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Table 230.60. Among students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied at school or cyber-bullied anywhere during the school year, percentage reporting various frequencies of bullying and the notification of an adult at school, by selected student and school characteristics: 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]  
Student or school characteristic Students who reported being bullied at school Students who reported being cyber-bullied anywhere1  
Percentage distribution, by frequency of bullying Percent indicating adult at school notified2 Percentage distribution, by frequency of cyber-bullying Percent indicating adult at school notified2  
Once or twice in the school year Once or
twice a month
Once or
twice a week
Almost
every day
Once or
twice in the
school year
Once or
twice a month
Once or
twice a week
Almost
every day
 
 
 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11  
Total 64.5 (1.33) 18.5   (0.98) 9.2   (0.82) 7.8   (0.75) 39.5   (1.38) 71.9 (2.01) 19.6   (1.78) 5.3   (0.94) 3.1   (0.85) 26.1 (2.04)  
Sex                                                        
Male 62.4 (2.00) 19.4   (1.58) 10.0   (1.09) 8.2   (1.13) 39.4   (1.90) 60.5 (3.95) 25.7   (3.53) 9.0   (1.99) 4.8 ! (1.84) 16.5 (2.92)  
Female 66.2 (1.69) 17.7   (1.16) 8.6   (1.08) 7.5   (1.02) 39.7   (1.79) 79.2 (2.29) 15.7   (2.10) 3.0   (0.83) 2.1 ! (0.86) 32.5 (2.81)  
                                                         
Race/ethnicity3                                                        
White 62.6 (1.62) 20.5   (1.24) 10.0   (1.03) 7.0   (0.80) 38.5   (1.78) 69.6 (2.48) 20.4   (2.08) 6.5   (1.30) 3.6 ! (1.20) 24.8 (2.40)  
Black 68.3 (3.31) 12.9   (2.42) 7.5   (2.07) 11.3   (2.35) 46.4   (3.30) 82.2 (5.91) 15.4 ! (5.77)   (†) #   (†) 36.2 (6.64)  
Hispanic 65.9 (2.68) 16.1   (2.17) 8.6   (1.83) 9.5   (2.02) 39.0   (2.97) 71.5 (4.70) 20.3   (4.13) 4.1 ! (1.38) 4.1 ! (1.94) 24.8 (4.82)  
Asian 66.5 (9.22) 16.6 ! (6.69) 16.8 ! (6.72) #   (†) 24.4 ! (7.34) (†)   (†) #   (†) #   (†) (†)  
Other 77.7 (5.52) 18.4   (5.27) #   (†)   (†) 42.3   (7.42) (†)   (†) #   (†) #   (†) (†)  
                                                         
Grade                                                        
6th 64.6 (3.15) 15.2   (2.53) 15.3   (2.66) 4.9 ! (1.59) 57.9   (3.72) 61.2 (8.52) 32.3   (8.18)   (†)   (†) 43.7 (8.99)  
7th 57.0 (3.07) 21.2   (2.62) 8.2   (1.68) 13.6   (2.29) 51.5   (3.42) 72.2 (5.24) 19.0   (4.50)   (†)   (†) 27.6 (5.66)  
8th 60.4 (3.06) 22.5   (2.48) 9.3   (2.04) 7.8   (1.48) 39.6   (2.60) 74.9 (5.24) 14.6   (4.10) 6.6 ! (2.92)   (†) 35.2 (5.15)  
9th 69.5 (2.99) 13.6   (2.33) 10.6   (2.06) 6.3   (1.63) 42.9   (3.30) 71.7 (5.22) 17.1   (4.44) 8.5 ! (3.26)   (†) 31.2 (5.78)  
10th 61.3 (3.54) 20.1   (2.95) 10.5   (2.34) 8.1   (2.14) 26.3   (2.40) 72.4 (4.59) 20.3   (4.23) 4.1   (1.21)   (†) 24.6 (4.33)  
11th 68.3 (3.61) 21.1   (3.05) 5.8 ! (1.78) 4.9 ! (1.56) 29.7   (3.54) 77.1 (5.22) 20.5   (5.02)   (†) #   (†) 13.6 (3.86)  
12th 75.2 (3.58) 13.5   (2.70) 4.4 ! (1.74) 7.0 ! (2.18) 28.2   (3.66) 65.4 (6.52) 20.5   (5.41)   (†) 7.6 ! (3.73) 19.6 (5.14)  
                                                         
Urbanicity4                                                        
Urban 65.9 (2.68) 18.2   (2.08) 7.6   (1.43) 8.3   (1.46) 42.8   (2.33) 76.1 (4.15) 16.1   (3.76) 6.2 ! (2.30)   (†) 32.0 (4.04)  
Suburban 64.1 (1.75) 18.9   (1.30) 10.6   (1.17) 6.3   (0.86) 37.4   (1.81) 72.8 (2.77) 17.8   (2.23) 5.2   (1.35) 4.2 ! (1.29) 22.4 (2.73)  
Rural 63.4 (3.39) 17.7   (2.33) 7.0   (1.92) 11.8   (1.96) 41.4   (2.96) 62.3 (4.93) 32.2   (4.93)   (†)   (†) 31.5 (4.53)  
                                                         
Control of school5                                                        
Public 64.6 (1.34) 18.3   (0.97) 9.3   (0.86) 7.7   (0.77) 39.3   (1.40) 72.0 (2.03) 19.9   (1.81) 5.6   (1.02) 2.5   (0.68) 25.6 (2.04)  
Private 62.8 (5.03) 19.9   (4.06) 8.6 ! (2.74) 8.7 ! (3.06) 43.1   (4.80) 71.0 (7.10) 16.3 ! (6.43)   (†)   (†) 32.6 (7.41)  
†Not applicable.  
#Rounds to zero.  
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.  
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.  
1 Students who reported being cyber-bullied are those who responded that another student had done one or more of the following: posted hurtful information about them on the Internet; purposely shared private information about them on the Internet; threatened or insulted them through instant messaging; threatened or insulted them through text messaging; threatened or insulted them through e-mail; threatened or insulted them while gaming; or excluded them online.  
2 Teacher or other adult at school notified.  
3 Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. "Other" includes American Indians/Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and persons reporting that they are of two or more races.  
4 Refers to the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined in 2000 by the U.S. Census Bureau. Categories include "central city of an MSA (Urban)," "in MSA but not in central city (Suburban)," and "not MSA (Rural)." These data by metropolitan status were based on the location of households and differ from those published in Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: Results from the 2011 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey, which were based on the urban-centric measure of the location of the school that the child attended.  
5 Control of school as reported by the respondent. These data differ from those based on a matching of the respondent-reported school name to the Common Core of Data's Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey or the Private School Survey, as reported in Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: Results from the 2011 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey.  
NOTE: "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, or going to and from school. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2011. (This table was prepared September 2013.)  
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