Bullying has become an alarming concern not just in the U.S. but for the rest of the world as well. As Arizona personal injury lawyers, hearing reports from parents about their children being injured by bullies have become more common as of late. But how widespread and big of a problem has bullying become? The Michigan personal injury attorneys of Buckfire Law have found some interesting statistics on the epidemic:
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85 percent of youth violence ends without any intervention from adults or peers. The high percentage of bullies who get away with their acts without any form of intervention can become an encouragement factor for them to continue such behavior.
One in every four students will become a victim of abuse by another youth, and one in every five admits to be a bully or have done acts considered as bullying. Moreover, 280,000 students in secondary schools are physically attacked each month, 160,000 students miss school each day for fear of being bullied, and 77 percent of students are victims of mental, verbal, and physical bullying.
In the U.S., Georgia was the first state to pass a law against bullying and all but 6 states have followed suit.
How does bullying affect the aggressor and its victim? Bullying can be a warning sign of greater trouble to come for bullies. Teenage bullies are prone to engage in other delinquent behavior as they grow old and are four times more likely to be convicted of crimes by age 24 as opposed to normal teens. Victims of bullying on the other hand often develop anxiety, fear, and low self esteem. There have also been numerous reports of teens committing suicide because of bullying.
If you know a victim of bullying who has been seriously injured, please call us for a free consultation at (480) 753-4534, we may be able to assist you in seeking the justice you deserve.