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Table 4.  Among students ages 12 through 18 who reported being bullied at school, percentage reporting negative effects by bullying components: School year 2014–15

  Students reporting a negative effect1 on:
Bullying components School work   Relationships with family and friends   Feelings about themselves   Physical health  
Bullied without Power Imbalance or Repetition 4.1 ! 5 ! 4.3 !  
Bullied with Repetition OR Power Imbalance (not both) 15   16.5   24.6   11.1  
Bullied with Repetition AND Power Imbalance 33.2   31.2   44.3   23.4  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is 30 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 Includes students who reported being affected "somewhat" or "a lot" when asked how much has bullying had a negative effect on them in this school year.
NOTE: Tabular data include only students who reported being enrolled in grades 6 through 12 and not receiving any of their education through homeschooling during the school year reported. "Bullied" includes students who reported being made fun of, called names, or insulted; being the subject of rumors; being threatened with harm; being pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on; being pressured into doing things they did not want to do; being excluded from activities on purpose; and having property destroyed on purpose. "At school" includes the school building, school property, school bus, or going to and from school. Total bullied by component is based on respondents for whom data on bullying are available. Population estimate based on Version 1 of the 2015 SCS for all students meeting the age, grade and school criteria is 24,622,000. This population estimate was calculated by doubling SCS person weights, and therefore will not match the population estimate calculated for the entire survey.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS - Version 1) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2015. The 2015 SCS questionnaire was administered in two alternate versions. Only respondents completing Version 1 of the survey are included in these estimates. A complete discussion of the split-half methodology and results can be found at