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Table 14.  Among students ages 12 through 18 who reported being bullied at school, percentage reporting negative effects by bullying location: School year 2016–17
number of
  Students reporting a negative effect1 on: Avoided a
location or
activity at
  Stayed home
from school3
  Adult was
Types of bullying   School
with family
and friends
about self
Total bullied 4,986,000   19.4   18.6   26.8   13.7   41.3   20.4   4.8   46.3  
Bullied in person only 4,191,000   17.4   16.2   23.5   11.8   37.5   18.9   3.4   44.6  
Bullied online or by text 755,000   31.4   31.9   45.3   24.9   62.6   29.4   12.8   56.4  
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 any respondent who responded "yes" to one of the following because they feared attack or harm "Did you stay away from the following places: Shortest route to school, the entrance into the school, any hallways or stairs in school, parts of the school cafeteria or lunchroom, any school restrooms, any other places inside the school building, school parking lot, other places on school grounds, school bus or bus stop" as well as those who responded "yes" to "Did you avoid any activities at your school because you thought someone might attack or harm you?" and "Did you avoid any classes because you thought someone might attack or harm you?"
3 Those who responded "yes" to "Did you stay home from school because you thought someone might attack or harm you in the school building, on school property, on a school bus, or going to or from school?"
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. Types of negative effects may sum to more than total because students could have experienced more than one type of effect. Those who were bullied online or by text were not bullied exclusively online or by text. All students who reported being bullied online or by text also reported being bullied in another location. Total bullied is based on 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.