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Bullying has gone online in schools

Districts say issue is ‘not rampant’ locally

The classic image of school bullying has Big Billy beating up Little Bobby for his lunch money has mostly been replaced by online bullying on social media, including Mason County students.

The National Center for Education Studies reports that in 2019, about 22% of students ages 12 to 18 reported being bullied during the school year. That’s a 10% drop from 2009.

Of the students who reported bullying in 2019, about 15% reported being the subject of rumors; 14% reported being made fun of, called names or insulted; 6% reported being excluded from activities on purpose; and 5% reported being pushe...


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