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Unchained Project2015 400

UnChained Project wants to mobilize advocates willing to provide awareness and support for survivors of bullying living in fear in your community. Here's why;

  • 282,000 U.S. students are attacked in school each month1
  • 160,000 U.S. kids stay home from school daily due to fear of bullying3
  • Bully victims are 2-9 times more likely to consider suicide4
  • U.S. schools harbor 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims.2
  • 1 of every 10 students who drops out of school does so because of repeated bullying in the U.S.1
  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people- about 4,400 per year1
  • For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 attempts- about 440,000!1
  • At least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying5
  • Suicide rates among 10-14 year-olds have grown more than 50 percent over the last three decades6

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The above are some of the many teen bullying statistics gathered by our parent nonprofit organization Ark of Hope for Children to highlight the reason for alarm. Click here for more teen bullying statistics.

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2 - Dan Olweus, National School Safety Center
3 - National Education Association & ABC News
4 - Yale University study
5 - British study
6 - The American Association of Suicidology, AAS