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Table 27. Number and percentage distribution of students ages 12 through 18 who reported being bullied at school, cyber-bullied anywhere, both, or neither, by type of reported bully victimization: School year 2008–09

 
    Bullied at school only   Cyber-bullied only   Both bullied at school
and cyber-bullied
  Neither bullied at
school nor cyber-bullied
 
Bully victimization reported   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent  
All students   5,790,000 23.0   245,000 1.0   1,275,000 5.1   17,906,000 71.0  
                           
All students who
reported they were
bullied in any way
  5,790,000 79.2   245,000 3.4   1,275,000 17.4    
All students who
reported they were
bullied in school
  5,790,000 82.0     1,275,000 18.0    
All students who
reported they were
cyber-bullied
    245,000 16.1   1,275,000 83.9    
Not applicable.
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. The weighted population estimate for all students meeting the criteria for inclusion in this table is 25,383,000. Estimates are reported for 25,162,000 students for whom data on both bullying and cyber-bullying are available. "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. "Cyber-bullied" includes students who reported having another student post hurtful information about the respondent on the Internet; purposely sharing private information about the respondent by electronic means; make unwanted contact by threatening or insulting the respondent via e-mail, instant messaging, text messaging, or online gaming; or purposefully exclude the respondent from an online community. Details may not sum to total due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 2009.