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Document Number: 6265

Student Reports of Bullying: Results from the 2001 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey - This report examines the prevalence and nature of bullying in relation to student characteristics, school characteristics and victimization. The report explores other behaviors that were reported by the victim, such as fear, avoidance behavior, weapon carrying and academic grades; and examines student reports of being bullied by direct means only, by indirect means only and by both direct and indirect means. Among the report's findings: (1) students in schools where gangs were present were more likely to report being the victims of bullying; (2) victims of bullying were more likely to avoid certain areas of the school and certain activities out of fear of an attack; and (3) victims of bullying were more likely to report they carried weapons to school and were engaged in physical fights. (Jill F. DeVoe, Sarah Kaffenberger and Kathryn Chandler, National Center for Education Statistics, July 2005)...

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