Today the Charlottesville Daily Progress carried the Associated Press article quoted below. What good news! We are so pleased with the results of our program here.
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Bullying down sharply across U.S., survey finds
March 4, 2010
David Crary, The Associated Press
NEW YORK – There’s been a sharp drop in the percentage of America’s children being bullied or beaten up by their peers, according to a new national survey by experts who believe anti-bullying programs are having an impact.
The study, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, found that the percentage of children who reported being physically bullied over the previous year declined from nearly 22 percent in 2003 to less than 15 percent in 2008. The percentage reporting they’d been assaulted by other youths, including their siblings, dropped from 45 percent to 38.4 percent.