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Bullying Experiences Reported by High School Students, 2021

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November 2023
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This Data Snapshot is an analysis of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1991-2021 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System document the prevalence of bullying experiences, on school property and electronically, reported by high school students. The Data Snapshot shows that bullying on school property declined between 2011 and 2021 while bullying electronically remained stable. High school females were more likely than males to report bullying experiences. High school freshmen were more likely than juniors and seniors to report being bullied on school property. White, American Indian/Alaska Native, and youth of more than one race were equally likely to report bullying experiences. Students who identify as heterosexual were less likely to report bullying experiences than their nonheterosexual peers. 

Date Published: November 1, 2023