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Table 230.65. Percentage of public schools reporting selected types of cyber-bullying problems occurring at school or away from school at least once a week, by selected school characteristics: 2009–10
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
School characteristic Cyber-bullying
among students
School
environment
is affected by
cyber-bullying
Staff resources
are used
to deal with
cyber-bullying
1 2 3 4
All public schools 7.9   (0.49) 4.4   (0.34) 3.8   (0.39)
                   
School level1                  
Primary 1.5   (0.43) 0.9 ! (0.38) 0.9 ! (0.34)
Middle 18.6   (1.48) 9.8   (1.07) 8.5   (1.01)
High school 17.6   (1.11) 9.9   (0.85) 8.6   (0.81)
Combined 12.6   (3.34) 7.4 ! (2.64)   (†)
                   
Enrollment size                  
Less than 300 4.8   (1.21) 3.2 ! (1.05) 2.9 ! (0.89)
300–499 4.6   (0.74) 2.8   (0.57) 2.7   (0.64)
500–999 9.3   (0.63) 4.6   (0.57) 3.7   (0.58)
1,000 or more 19.2   (1.42) 10.7   (1.26) 9.4   (0.96)
                   
Locale                  
City 5.7   (0.62) 3.8   (0.57) 3.6   (0.70)
Suburban 8.5   (0.85) 4.0   (0.48) 3.7   (0.46)
Town 9.6   (1.45) 5.8   (1.15) 4.1   (1.06)
Rural 8.4   (1.07) 4.5   (0.89) 4.0   (0.82)
                   
Percent combined enrollment of
     Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific
     Islander, and American Indian/
     Alaska Native students
                 
Less than 5 percent 12.8   (2.05) 7.7   (1.66) 4.7   (1.32)
5 percent to less than 20 percent 10.1   (0.90) 5.1   (0.59) 4.7   (0.72)
20 percent to less than 50 percent 6.7   (0.77) 3.6   (0.67) 3.9   (0.74)
50 percent or more 5.3   (0.60) 3.1   (0.41) 2.8   (0.54)
                   
Percent of students eligible for
     free or reduced-price lunch
                 
0–25 10.8   (1.08) 5.0   (0.62) 4.9   (0.72)
26–50 9.7   (1.14) 4.3   (0.55) 3.4   (0.48)
51–75 6.8   (0.83) 4.9   (0.78) 4.1   (0.78)
76–100 4.5   (0.96) 3.3   (0.91) 3.0   (0.73)
                   
Student/teacher ratio2                  
Less than 12 6.8   (1.36) 4.1   (1.20) 3.5   (1.02)
12–16 7.4   (0.71) 4.0   (0.48) 3.8   (0.66)
More than 16 8.7   (0.75) 4.8   (0.60) 3.9   (0.56)
                   
Prevalence of violent incidents3                  
No violent incidents 2.4 ! (0.90)   (†)   (†)
Any violent incidents 9.9   (0.53) 5.6   (0.40) 5.1   (0.53)
†Not applicable.
!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 Primary schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not higher than grade 3 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 8. Middle schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not lower than grade 4 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 9. High schools are defined as schools in which the lowest grade is not lower than grade 9 and the highest grade is not higher than grade 12. Combined schools include all other combinations of grades, including K–12 schools.
2 Student/teacher ratio was calculated by dividing the total number of students enrolled in the school by the total number of full-time-equivalent (FTE) teachers. Information regarding the total number of FTE teachers was obtained from the Common Core of Data (CCD), the sampling frame for SSOCS.
3 "Violent incidents" include rape or attempted rape, sexual battery other than rape, physical attack or fight with or without a weapon, threat of physical attack or fight with or without a weapon, and robbery with or without a weapon. "At school" was defined for respondents to include activities that happen in school buildings, on school grounds, on school buses, and at places that hold school-sponsored events or activities. Respondents were instructed to respond only for those times that were during normal school hours or when school activities and events were in session.
NOTE: Includes schools reporting that cyber-bullying happens either "daily" or "at least once a week." "Cyber-bullying" was defined for respondents as occurring "when willful and repeated harm is inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, or other electronic devices." Responses were provided by the principal or the person most knowledgeable about crime and safety issues at the school. Respondents were instructed to include cyber-bullying "problems that can occur anywhere (both at your school and away from school)."
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009–10 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), 2010. (This table was prepared September 2013.)
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