The greatest challenge for 8th graders is... Bullying
- The greatest challenge for 8th grade students is bullying. Bullying is a challenge for 8th graders because students want to fit in. Bullying is a very serious topic because it happens to often."Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it".Says stopbullying.org.
- Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.
- 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% percent of the time.
- Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.
- 1 in 7 students in grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.
- Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents.
- 56 percent of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.
Tyler Clementi (The man on the front cover), A college freshmen who loved to play violin. Tyler was bullied often and unfortunately he took his life because of it. Bullying needs to stop because its the number 3 cause of death among teenagers in the united states. This topic needs more attention so we can put a stop to it.
Statistics & Studies
Harvard did a study on which states is bullying more common. The states have the most bullying are Florida, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington D.C,North Carolina and Rhode Island with bullying being at a 41-47%.
Private school students have more accepting environment than public school students by 11%.
This graph shows the money school districts spend on anti-bullying projects. The states that are spending the most on anti-bullying projects are Alaska, Wyoming, New York, Vermont, Connecticut and New Jersey. The states that are lacking on spending money on anti-bullying projects are Idaho, Utah, Arizona and Oklahoma.