One out of every four students assert that they are bullied during the school year, as of 2015. Only 36 percent of children who experience bullying actually report it. 14.8 percent of high school students claim to be bullied online, and 19.6 percent of high school students in the United States say they are bullied at school.
Students in special education are told not to tattle on classmates for bullying twice as often as students who are not in special education. Statistics from the National Autistic Society indicate that 60 percent of children with Asperger's syndrome and 40 percent of children with autism experience bullying. After looking at data from 10 U.S. studies, researchers have concluded that children with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their typically developing peers.
Nearly 82 percent of students who identify as being in a sexual minority were bullied in 2010 based on their sexual orientation. Students in schools with anti-harassment policies inclusive of LGBTQ youth experience far less bullying based on perceived sexual orientation. 63.5 percent of LGBTQ students are concerned about a lack of safety due to their sexual orientation, while 43.9 percent worry about safety because of their gender expression. Almost 32 percent of LGBTQ students attribute at least one day of missed school in the previous month to concerns about safety.