BULLYING STATISTICS

Approximately one in four Year 4 to Year 9 Australian students (27%) reported being bullied every few weeks or more often (considered to be frequent) in a national study in 2009.

Frequent school bullying was highest among Year 5 (32%) and Year 8 (29%) students.

83% of students who bully others online also bully others in person.

84% of students who were bullied online were also bullied in person.

Peers are present as onlookers in 85% of bullying interactions, and play a central role in the bullying process.

1 in 9 workers reported being bullied in the workplace.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men with mental health disorders cite bullying and harrassment as the main reason.