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Table 3.  Among students ages 12 through 18 who reported being bullied at school, percentage reporting each type of bullying, by bullying components: School year 2016–17
 
Bullying component Estimated
number of
students
  Made fun
of, called
names, or
insulted
  Subject of
rumors
  Threatened
with harm
  Pushed,
shoved,
tripped or
spit on
  Tried to
make do
things they
did not
want to do
  Excluded
from
activities
on purpose
  Property
destroyed
on purpose
 
All bullied 4,986,000   64.4   66.2   19.2   26.1   9.3   25.5   7.0  
                                 
Bullied without power imbalance or repetition 370,000   20.3   62.6   8.0 ! 13.4     9.1 !  
Bullied with repetition or power imbalance (not both) 1,271,000   42.4   58.0   10.0   20.8   6.8   11.7   2.8 !
Bullied with repetition and power imbalance 3,344,000   77.6   69.7   24.0   29.4   11.0   32.6   8.8  
! 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.
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. "Repetition" includes students who reported being bullied more than one day or more than once in a day, as well as students who thought the bullying would happen again. "Power imbalance" includes students who reported being bullied by someone who had more power or strength (e.g., someone bigger, more popular, with more money, influence, or more power in any other way) as well as students who reported being bullied by multiple students acting as a team, or acting both alone and as a team. The inclusion of students who reported being bullied by multiple students acting as a team, or acting both alone and as a team, as part of the definition of "power imbalance" is new for the 2017 data and differs from any tables or reports including power imbalance estimates using the 2015 SCS data. Therefore, caution should be used when comparing to the 2015 estimates. Type of bullying totals may sum to more than 100 percent because students could have experienced more than one type of bullying. Total bullied by component is based on respondents for whom data on bullying are available (98.5 percent of students). Population estimate based on the 2017 SCS for all students meeting the age, grade, and school criteria is 25,023,000.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2017.