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Table 15.  Percentage of students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied by another student anywhere via electronic means, by types of electronic bullying, and selected student and school characteristics: School year 2006–07
 
Another student posted hurtful information about the student on the Internet Another student made unwanted contact such as threatening or insulting student via instant messaging Another student made unwanted contact such as threatening or insulting student via text messaging
Student or school characteristic      
Total 1.6   2.1   1.7  
             
Sex            
Male 0.9   1.3   0.9  
Female 2.3   2.9   2.6  
             
Race/ethnicity            
White, not Hispanic or Latino 1.9   2.4   1.9  
Black, not Hispanic or Latino 1.4 ! 1.5 ! 1.9  
Hispanic or Latino 0.9 ! 2.0   1.3 !
All other races, not Hispanic or Latino1      
             
Grade            
6th 1.1 ! 1.2 ! 1.3 !
7th 1.1 ! 2.3   2.1  
8th 1.6 ! 2.1   1.6  
9th 0.9 ! 1.6   1.0 !
10th 1.9   2.5   1.6  
11th 2.5   2.6   3.2  
12th 1.9   2.0 ! 1.2 !
             
Household income            
Less than $7,500   #    
$7,500-14,999   1.7 !  
$15,000-24,999   2.0 ! 1.9 !
$25,000-34,999 1.3 ! 2.1 ! 1.9 !
$35,000-49,999 1.8   1.8   1.3  
$50,000 or more 1.6   2.2   1.9  
             
Urbanicity2            
Urban 1.5   1.8   1.3  
Suburban 1.7   2.1   1.6 !
Rural 1.5   2.4   2.8  
        
Self-report of grades at school3            
Mostly A's 1.4   1.9   1.3  
Mostly B's 1.6   1.5   1.4  
Mostly C's 1.7   3.2   2.9  
Mostly D's   5.6 ! 4.2 !
Mostly F's      
             
Student report of violent victimization at school4
Yes   13.9   9.8 !
No 1.6   1.9   1.6  
             
Student report of theft victimization at school4
Yes 6.5   6.8 ! 6.2 !
No 1.4   1.9   1.6  
             
Sector            
Public 1.7   2.2   1.9  
Private #   1.0 ! #  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is from 30 percent to 50 percent of the estimate’s value.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 "All other races, not Hispanic or Latino" includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaska Natives) and respondents of two or more races. For this report, not Hispanic or Latino students who identified themselves as being of two or more races (1 percent of all respondents) were included in the "all other races, not Hispanic or Latino" category. Respondents who identified themselves as being of Hispanic or Latino origin were classified as "Hispanic or Latino," regardless of their race.
2 Urbanicity refers to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) status of the respondent's household as defined in 1990 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
3 Rates for students who responded that their schools did not give grades or there was no alphabetical equivalent are not reported.
4 Victimization data are taken from the Incident Report of the National Crime Victimization Survey and appended to the School Crime Supplement (SCS) data file. Readers should note the reference period for the victimization data is "the last 6 months" while the reference period for the SCS is "the last school year."
NOTE: For the purposes of this table, "electronic bullying" refers to bullying by a peer that occurred anywhere via electronic means, such as the Internet, instant messaging, and text messaging. Electronic bullying only includes actions by other students. "Violent" victimization includes serious violent crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) and simple assault. "Theft" includes attempted and completed purse snatching, completed pickpocketing, and all attempted and completed thefts, excluding motor vehicle theft. Theft does not include robbery, in which the threat or use of force is involved. "At school" includes inside the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and on the way to and from school. Population size for students ages 12–18 was 25,967,000 in 2007.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2007.


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