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Bullying Statistics
  • In Nevada, 1 in every 7 high school students reported being bullied on school property (2).
  • 41% of students who reported being bullied at school indicated that they think the bullying would happen again (3).
  • Bullying behaviors in middle school are worse, where it affects 1 in every 4 students on school property (1).
  • 59.5% of LGBTQ students feel unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation, 44.6% because of their gender expression, and 35% because of their gender. (5)
  • Of those students who reported being bullied, 13% were made fun of, called names, or insulted; 13% were the subject of rumors; 5% were pushed, shoved, tripped, or spit on; and 5% were excluded from activities on purpose (3).
  • The reasons for being bullied reported most often by students include physical appearance, race/ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation (3).
  • Bullied students indicate that bullying has a negative effect on how they feel about themselves (27%), their relationships with friends and family (19%), their schoolwork (19%), and physical health (14%) (3).
  • Reports of cyberbullying are highest among middle school students, followed by high school students, and then primary school students (4).

1. Diedrick, M., Lensch, T., Zhang, F., Peek, J., Clements-Nolle, K., Yang, W. State of Nevada, Division of Public and Behavioral Health and the University of Nevada, Reno. 2019 Nevada Middle School Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Report.
2. Diedrick, M., Lensch, T. Zhang, F., Peek, J., Clements-Nolle, K., Yang, W. State of Nevada, Division of Public and Behavioral Health and the University of Nevada, Reno. 2019 Nevada High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Report.
3. Seldin, M., & Yanez, C. (2019). Student Reports of Bullying: Results from the 2017 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. Web Tables. NCES 2019-054. National Center for Education Statistics.
4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019). Preventing Bullying. Atlanta, GA. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/
5. Joseph G. Kosciw, Ph.D., Emily A. Greytak, Ph.D., Adrian D. Zongrone, M.P.H., Caitlin M. Clark, Ph.D., Nhan L. Truong, Ph.D. Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. 2017 National School Climate Survey

Every October Nevada PEP recognizes National Bullying Prevention Month with our signature Run Walk Roll Against Bullying. In keeping with the need to social distance, PEP has decided to adjust course and launch a new awareness campaign called “I Care, We Care” in partnership with Findlay Automotive Group.

Get Involved in the “I Care, We Care” Campaign This October

1. Sign Up To Receive Updates

Please fill out this form to stay up to date on how you can be involved with the I Care, We Care campaign this October!

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2. Create Care Messages and Share Them With the Community

Create your Care Message:

  • Use our templates to craft your own anti-bullying message!
  • Print it out, color on it, take a picture with it, personalize it to make it your own!

Share your Care Message:

  • Use the hashtag #ICareWeCare to share on your social media platform of choice.
  • E-Mail it to us at PEPInfo@NVPEP.org
  • Use the handy submission form below:
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3. Amplify Other Participant’s Care Messages

  • Explore the hashtag #ICareWeCare on social media.
  • Like, Comment, Re-share, to show your support of bullying prevention!
  • Share with friends and family and ask them to get involved.

4. Visit Our Community Care Gallery

5. Donate

  • Donors will receive I Care, We Care Swag as appreciation for joining us in raising awareness about bullying prevention.
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More Information

  • In October, Nevada PEP will raise awareness for Bullying Prevention Month with the “I Care, We Care” campaign, a statewide social media campaign designed to spread messages of caring, inclusion, and kindness across Nevada.
  • The “I Care, We Care” virtual campaign will collect and share messages of kindness from children, young adults, families, and our communities across Nevada to show that they care about bullying prevention.
  • Participants will be asked to upload a photo, artwork or other message of caring to be shared on the PEP website and social media channels.
  • The “I Care, We Care” campaign will highlight bullying prevention information and activities to teach kids how to advocate for themselves and others to prevent bullying.
  • The “I Care, We Care” campaign will:
    – Raise awareness about the impact of bullying on our students
    – Share Information and strategies to recognize and prevent bullying
    – Provide resources to get help and learn more about bullying
    – Bring communities together to show that they care

Check back in October to watch the gallery grow!

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Join us next next year for the 10th Anniversary Run Walk Roll Against Bullying!

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