Bullying Bystanders: Facts & Statistics


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For a student who doesn't think that intervening in a bullying situation would help, they may be encouraged by this statistic on bullying bystanders:

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1. Even though ninety percent of children do not like bullying, _____ of children actually do anything to intervene or help the victim when they witness it. Anti-bullying programs in schools are trying to increase the percentage of helpful bullying bystanders.

2. Why should anti-bullying programs in schools focus on increasing helpful bullying bystanders?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can test your knowledge of the impact a bullying bystander can have and how often other students stand up to bullies with this quiz and worksheet combo. This resource checks your understanding of how anti-bullying programs can help bystanders stand up.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to review what you know about:

  • How often a bully will stop if interrupted by a bystander
  • The percentage of bystanders that intervene when there is bullying going on
  • Why anti-bullying programs in schools should focus on bystanders
  • Examples of bullying bystanders

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of bystanders and why anti-bullying programs should focus on them
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about examples of bullying bystander situations
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and correctly interpreted why many children do not intervene when they are bystanders

Additional Learning

You will find a comprehensive look at this topic in the lesson, Bullying Bystanders: Facts & Statistics. This lesson covers additional detail about:

  • How bullying is defined
  • What a hurtful bystander is
  • Characteristics of bullies and bullying
  • Reasons bystanders don't step up to interfere with bullying
  • How long it takes for a bystander to rectify a bullying situation