Friday, March 11, 2011

Bullying statistics - Historical data

Has anyone seen any statistics on bullying that cover the growth? Specifically, if we look back 1, 2, 5, even 10 years ago, is bullying more prevalent today than it was then?

All of the numbers I've seen indicate how bad it is now, or stats from 2009 or some other year. The numbers are staggering and I don't mean to minimize them. I'm just looking for some historical perspective and haven't found it yet.

If you find a link, post it here.


Glenn E. Chatfield said...

I don't think anyone kept stats on bullying until the idea of homophile victimology came about. Now we have to justify putting more homosexualist agenda in the public schools under the guise of preventing bullying.

I was bullied for almost my entire public school career. If it wasn't because I was the smallest and skinniest kid in lower grades, it was because I was pimply faced as a teen, or when I attended schools while living in the projects it was because my brother and I were the only non-Mexicans. You just live with it - you don't make a federal case out of it.

Randy said...

Thanks for the comments. Bullying has been around since Cain & Abel. Doesn't make it right. Doesn't excuse it. I too was bullied in school because I was the skinniest kid around (that has changed now).

I guess I'm trying to figure out if it's worse than it used to be. If so, how much worse.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

I don't think it is any worse. It's only about more gay agenda indoctrination - no other bullying is ever mentioned.

Randy said...

The information I've seen lately has not been solely about gay bullying. It's been across the board.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

In the political spectrum this week Obama has been involved with the bullying thing; look who he invited to the anti-bullying summit:

The whole context of bullying in school the past few years has been only about so-called bullying of "gays."

Bullying has not increased at all, at least in my observations.

Randy said...

Glenn, not all bullying is about homosexuals. A quick search and the first site that comes up is about parents helping children deal with bullying (

By blaming the issue on the homosexual agenda, you ignore the real problem, which may or may not be a federal case, but is still a real problem.

You also come off as very cold related to homosexual bullying, which is also real. I don't believe you think it's ok to bully someone just because they're gay.

But you also hijack this blogpost, which asked for factual statistical data and you post only opinion.

Ashley Beth said...

I've been wondering this exact same thing. I would have considered myself bullied in elementary school as well. The big difference that I'm seeing in the news is the suicides that are happening because of the bullying. Were this many people committing suicide over bullying before? Another difference I see is that sometimes the bully blasts things out over the internet via Facebook, blogs or YouTube. Blasting things on the Internet does 2 things - 1) exposes the bullying to a much bigger audience than an elementary school, 2) is a potentially permanent display of the bullying.

I definitely don't think this is just a homosexual thing because many cases have been young teenage girls pining after young teenage boys and/or being made fun of by other teenage girls. Also, you can't leave out adults. This is "phenomenon" is not just happening to kids. Adults have been going through it too.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

There is no intent to hijack, and if you feel that is what happened then you have my abject apologies.

The question you posed was about stats on bullying. My point is that there is no more bullying today than there ever has been, but the issue of bullying has been raised for only one purpose, and that is to highlight an insignificant amount of bullying due to homosexuality compared to the amount of bullying for every other reason. Bullying is wrong no matter what the reason, but the gay agenda is pushing one subject, and the link I provided demonstrated who was invited to Obama's summit - representatives of the homosexual agenda. All anti-bullying instruction now includes instructional content to indoctrinate kids that homosexuality is normal. If the instructional content just stuck to the issue of bullying no matter the reason, then that would be well and good, but to focus on one issue is the problem.

The main point is that while there is no more bullying today than when I was in school, and when my kids were in school, the issue is being hijacked to promote the gay agenda.

Randy said...

Ashley, good point about adult bullying. An example of this would be the case of Megan Meier, a teenager who was bullied by the mother of one of her friends (see the link at the bottom). She ended up committing suicide.

Glenn, bullying is real. Saying that the anti-bullying effort is brought on by the homosexual agenda, cheapens the families in situations like the Megan Meier case. I'd also remind you that Paul tells us that "you were such as these".

My point is that there are no stats (that I can find) that show it happens more today than in the past. Ashley pointed out how bullying is "blasted out" to the entire internet and maybe we see it more now.

I for one am glad that it's discussed in schools. Bullies need to be called out where ever they exist and the full extent of the law needs to be applied. But I don't think we need to create new laws or to make a federal case out of it.

And yes, kids (and adults) need to learn that bullying exists. Deal with it. At some point, you take your lumps and move on, like you did, like Ashley did and like I did when I was bullied.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Randy, I think you misunderstood me. Let me see if I can clarify what I am trying to say.

FIRST - bullying of any kind is unacceptable and should be addressed in school.

Second - there is no evidence that there is more bullying today than there was, say 50 years ago. I'm not saying bullying isn't real - I'm saying it isn't any more of a problem now than it ever was.

The reason we are hearing all about it nowadays is because of the homosexual agenda. The activist groups discovered that they can push their radical agenda under the guise of anti-bullying rules and curriculum. The problem is that such curriculum, along with saying bullying is wrong, also teaches that homosexual behavior is normal.

If you teach homosexuality as normal, then you can say being normal is why they shouldn't be bullied, and this is why the gay activist groups are the ones who are pushing the whole anti-bullying agenda, and why they were invited by Obama to the summit.

Saying that the recent anti-bullying efforts is brought about by the gay activists groups doesn't cheapen anything or anyone's being bullied. All it says is the fact that anti-bullying programs were started and emphasized so much is because of the gay agenda.

What I am saying is that we should certainly have anti-bullying teaching, rules, curriculum - whatever - but not by the activist groups and don't make any issue as to reasons for bullying. There is no need to mention any reason why someone would bully others - just don't do it period.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Here is an article explaining the exact thing I am saying about the reason for the anti-bullying agenda: