Statistics about Bullying and Peer Pressure
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC results were shocking. By the time teenagers are 14 years old,
- 20% of them have tried a cigarette
- 66% have tried alcohol
- 25% reported having been involved in a binge drinking episode
- 25% of teen girls tried illegal drugs as a direct result of peer pressure
- More that one-third of teens have had sexual intercourse
- 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.
- Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University
- A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying
- 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above
- According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying
Bully-related suicide can be connected to any type of bullying, including physical bullying, emotional bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting, or circulating suggestive or nude photos or messages about a person.
Some schools or regions have more serious problems with bullying and suicide related to bullying. This may be due to an excessive problem with bullying at the school. It could also be related to the tendency of students who are exposed to suicide to consider suicide themselves.
I have championed my school program Stand & Strive for Success in schools in the San Antonio and San Marcos Areas. I have written articles in journals and newspapers and testified at the Texas State Capitol for reform. I am dedicated and committed to reaching out and helping the community. I am able to share my story about how I overcame Peer pressure. I know what it’s like to go to school and walk down the long hallways with my head down because I was made to feel uncomfortable about who I was. Now is the time to take a stance if I can survive my obstacles so can you! As Miss Collegiate San Antonio I want to help someone else who is in my position.