HRSA Study Finds 1 in 4 Children and 1 in 5 Adolescents are Victims of Bullying

A HRSA study using 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health data highlights the need for universal prevention efforts and targeted services to address bullying among children and adolescents.

The study by HRSA researchers showed that 22.7% of children and adolescents aged 6–17 years were bullied by others, as reported by their parents or caregivers. Bullying victimization was slightly higher among 6-11 year olds than among 12-17 year olds (24.1% vs. 21.1%).

The results also reveal opportunities to improve access to mental health services for youth experiencing bullying.

Read the Journal of Child and Family Studies abstract.