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Table 12.  Among students ages 12 through 18 who reported being bullied at school, percentage reporting negative effects by bullying components: School year 2016–17
 
  Estimated
number of
students
  Students reporting a negative effect1 on:
Bullying component   School work   Relationships
with family
and friends
  Feelings
about self
  Physical health   Any
negative
effect
 
Total bullied 4,986,000   19.4   18.6   26.8   13.7   41.3  
                         
Bullying components                        
Bullied without power imbalance
or repetition
370,000       5.5 !   7.3  
Bullied with either power imbalance
or repetition (not both)
1,271,000   5.5   5.8   8.6   3.2 ! 16.2  
Bullied with both power imbalance
and repetition
3,344,000   26.7   25.2   35.9   19.1   54.5  
                         
Number of people bullying                        
Only one person 2,713,000   10.9   12.0   17.6   6.6   29.0  
Multiple people 2,232,000   30.0   26.7   37.8   22.6   56.4  
                         
Bullying interaction2                        
Multiple people acting alone 553,000   19.8   17.8   33.1   14.8   47.7  
Multiple people acting as a team 635,000   28.9   28.2   33.6   20.2   52.8  
Multiple people sometimes acting
alone and sometimes acting
as a team
1,019,000   34.8   29.7   41.8   27.9   62.5  
! 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.
2 Includes students who reported being bullied by more than one person, whether these multiple people acted "alone," "together," or "both." Responses of "don't know" are considered valid responses but are not reported due to sample size.
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. "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. Types of negative effects may sum to more than total because students could have experienced more than one type of effect. 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 this report and differs from any reports including power imbalance estimates using the 2015 SCS data. Total bullied is based respondents for whom data on bullying are available (98.5 percent of students). Population size 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.