Bullying came to the forefront of American discourse in 2011, as an unprecedented number of high school suicides gained national news coverage. In turn, a number of high profile campaigns where started to address the problem. On the national level, the White House held and Anti-Bullying conference, while on a deeply personal level Dan Savage inspired hundreds of individuals from all kinds of backgrounds to create “It Gets Better” videos. Many celebrities joined the effort to speak out against bullies.
Understanding the prevalence of the problem is part of finding the solution. Below is a info graphic created at the University of Southern California‘s Master of Arts in Teaching. It uses data from the Center for Disease Control, DoSomeThing.org, and a number of other sources to show not only the extent of bullying in school, but also some of the negative effects it has on students.
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