Report: 18 percent of NYC H.S. students bullied

December 30, 2013 Associated Press
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Eighteen percent of New York City high school students reported being bullied at school or over the Internet in 2011.

That’s according to a new health department report.

It found that 29 percent of gay students said they were bullied compared to 17 percent of heterosexual students.

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It also found that bullying victims are 2.5 times more likely to attempt suicide. That’s 15 percent compared to six percent of other students.

The report says the city’s schools offer a number of anti-bullying initiatives.

A schools spokesman told the New York Post that bullying among city high school students is 9 percentage points lower than the rest of the country.

He cited special training for teachers and the launch of a web site with resources for students, parents and teachers.


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