Bullying, used by aggressors as a form of intimidation towards individuals, is prevalent throughout different environments across the world—schools, workplaces, and social media. Although bullying can consist of physical contact, words, or even subtle actions, it affects individuals throughout the world.
- 70% of middle and high school students have experienced bullying at some point (http://www.apa.org/education/k12/bullying.aspx).
- 1 in every 4 students reports being bullied during the school year, while only 36% of students report the bullying (http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/stats.asp).
- The reasons for being bullied reported most often by students were looks (55%), body shape (37%), and race (16%) (http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/stats.asp).
- Students that experience bullying are at an increased risk for poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression (http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/stats.asp).
- Students with developmental disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their nondisabled peers (http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/stats.asp).
Dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship. Dating violence can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, involvement in antisocial behaviors, and thoughts of suicide.
- Approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner (https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_report2010-a.pdf).
- Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States (http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/intimate-partner-violence/Pages/extent.aspx).
- Sexual assault or forced sex occurs in approximately 40-45% of battering relationships (http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/intimate-partner-violence/Pages/extent.aspx).
- 1 in 5 female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner (http://www.apa.org/topics/violence/partner.aspx).
ELDER ABUSEElder abuse refers to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. It includes the use of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, exploitation, and abandonment.
- It is believe that nearly 4-6% of elders are abused annually (http://www.preventelderabuse.org/elderabuse/).
- It is estimated that more than 1 in every 10 older adults experience abuse in some form (https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-elder-abuse).
- Experts believe that for every case of abuse or neglect that is reported to authorities, 23 cases go undetected (http://www.apa.org/pi/aging/resources/guides/elder-abuse.aspx).
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender dating violenceAbusive partners in LGBTQ relationships use all the same tactics to gain power and control as abusive partners in heterosexual relationships--physical, sexual or emotional abuse, financial control, isolation and more.
- According to a study conducted by the Urban Institute, 42.8% of LGBT youth reported experiencing dating violence whereas 29% of heterosexual youth reported the same (http://www.hrc.org/resources/teen-dating-violence-among-lgbtq-youth).
- One study found that 26.9% of gay men had experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetimes and 12.1% had experienced intimate partner violence in the past year (http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Intimate-Partner-Violence-and-Sexual-Abuse-among-LGBT-People.pdf).
male intimate partner violence
- According to a 2010 national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of Justice, in the last 12 months, more men were victims of intimate partner physical violence than women and over 40% of severe physical violence was directed at men. Men were also the victims of psychological aggression and control over sexual or reproductive health more often than women (https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_report2010-a.pdf).
- According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 1 in every 10 men in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner (http://ncadv.org/files/Male%20Victims%20of%20Intimate%20Partner%20Violence.pdf).
- 48.8% of men have experienced at least one psychologically aggressive behavior by an intimate partner in their lifetime (http://ncadv.org/files/Male%20Victims%20of%20Intimate%20Partner%20Violence.pdf).
- 1 in 20 male murder victims are killed by intimate partners (http://ncadv.org/files/Male%20Victims%20of%20Intimate%20Partner%20Violence.pdf).
- According to experts, 3 in every 100 children are dangerously violent towards their brother or sister (http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/sibabuse.htm).
- A study found that about 35 in every 100 children are dangerously assualted every year. Experts believe that sibling incest is more prevalent than parent-child incest (http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/sibabuse.htm).
- 53% of children have committed at least one act of severe aggression towards their siblings (https://nobullying.com/sibling-abuse/).
- It is estimated that 3 in 100 children are dangerously violent to their siblings (https://nobullying.com/sibling-abuse/).