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In 2009, 19.9% US 9-12 grade students report being bullied at school, 13.8% seriously considered attempting suicide and 6.3% attempted suicide during the 12 months before being surveyed (YRBS 2009).
Studies have found a significant relationship between suicidal ideation and attempts and being bullied by peers (Rigby, 1999).
One-third of teachers report feeling untrained to handle bullying (Harris & Willoughby, 2003).
Five percent of US 9-12 graders missed school during the past month because they felt unsafe at school or enroute (YRBS, 2009).