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Identity-based bullying

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IDENTITY
& bullying
Our Study
We asked  525 high school students (53.7% African American, 31% Caucasian; 58.9% female, average age = 16) about their experiences with physical, verbal, relational, and cyber bullying in the past 3 months.

Included in the survey were questions about whether they felt targeted because of a social identity (e.g., due to their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status/nationality, or political affiliation).
48%
of Students
reported experiencing some form of bullying
Students
On average 1 in 4 youth reported their bullying was identity-based 
say
Overall
Context
Identity
Identity-based bullying was most common 
     -based bullying was the most common
Race
online
consequential
Students targeted due to their social identity were more likely to report attempting         and harming themselves.
Self-harm
Multiple Identities
Frenemies
Identifiable Impact
Those targeted due to sexual orientation or nationality were most likely to report self-harm, followed by those reporting religious persecution.
Students with multiple targeted identities (e.g., gay and African American) exhibited the most negative consequences (e.g., lowered self-esteem, physical ailments, self-harm).
Identity-based bullying was actually more likely to come from within the student's circle of         than from a peer from another clique, increasing feelings of social alienation (i.e., being an outsider with no one to turn to).
It's
suicide
friends
Research made possible by...
More information available at: 
Mississippi State University & the National Institute of Justice
www.socialrelationslab.com/school-safety-project.html