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While bullying may be dismissed as ‘kids being kids,’ it’s a serious issue that can lead to lasting problems. Bullying creates a climate of fear in schools, on playgrounds, and in neighborhoods and can cause victims to suffer from a wide range of psychological and school-related problems, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic absences, trouble concentrating, and even suicide.

Bullying can be physical, verbal, or psychological/relational. Additionally, developments in electronics and social media have made cyberbullying an increasing problem and concern. Types of cyberbullying include posting hurtful information on the internet, purposeful exclusion from an online community, and unwanted contact via email, instant messaging, or text messaging.

Research has shown that when schools provide a safe learning environment in which adults model positive behavior, they can mitigate the negative effects of bullying.

The following organizations, publications, and related resources provide additional information on the issue of bullying.

OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

2018 School Victimization Statistical Fact Sheet (2018) OVC
This fact sheet provides a snapshot of current school victimization trends in the United States. Use this and other fact sheets from the 2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide (www.ovc.gov/ncvrw2018) to promote awareness about different types of crime, as graphics for your social media, and to inform other education efforts throughout the year.
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Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013) OVC, Report, 60 pages, NCJ 239957.
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
 
What You Can Do if You Are a Victim of Crime (2010) OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, BC000790.
This OVC brochure explains the rights of victims of crime and the compensation and assistance resources available to them. It also lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.
PDF | HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
 
Multimedia Program To Improve Criminal Justice System Participation and Reduce Distress Among Physically Injured Crime Victims (April 2006) OVC, 8 pages, NCJ 212974.
This multimedia program offers victims an educational DVD, brochure, and bulletin for use during their hospitalization for crime-related injuries. The program provides victims of violent crime with information about emotional responses to victimization, elements of medical follow-up, physical rehabilitation processes, and the criminal justice system.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
 

OJP Publications

Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2017 (March 2018) BJS, Report, 280 pages, NCJ 251413.
This annual report presents data on school crime and safety from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals. It contains 23 indicators of school crime and safety, including violent deaths; nonfatal student and teacher victimization; school environment; fights, weapons, and illegal substances; fear and avoidance; discipline, safety, and security measures; and campus safety and security.
Abstract | PDF
 
Polyvictimization Prevalence Rates for Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents: Breaking Down the Silos of Victimization Research (March 2017) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 16 pages, NCJ 251353.
This study seeks to identify lifetime polyvictimization rates by gender identity and sexual orientation, for a national sample of sexual and gender minority adolescents. Findings suggest large rates of some forms of physical assault, bullying victimization, sexual victimization, child maltreatment, property victimization and indirect forms of victimization, which call into question the practice of studying single forms of victimization for this population, as the results suggest they do not occur in isolation.
Abstract | PDF
 
Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report (December 2014) OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 244 pages, NCJ 248587.
This report summarizes what is known about the prevalence and incidence of juvenile victimizations, juvenile offending and the juvenile justice system.
Abstract | PDF
 
Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying (July 2013) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 198 pages, NCJ 243296.
The goal of this project was to expand knowledge about the types of violence and abuse experiences youth have via technology (e.g., social networking sites, texting on cell phones), and how the experience of such cyber abuse within teen dating relationships or through bullying relates to other life factors.
Abstract | PDF
 
Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities (April 2012) OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 8 pages, NCJ 235394.
This bulletin presents survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding authorities' knowledge of victimization incidents involving children and youth, particularly police, school, and medical authorities.

Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series Abstract | PDF | HTML (EPUB) | HTML (MOBI)
 

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While bullying may be dismissed as ‘kids being kids,’ it’s a serious issue that can lead to lasting problems. Bullying creates a climate of fear in schools, on playgrounds, and in neighborhoods and can cause victims to suffer from a wide range of psychological and school-related problems, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic absences, trouble concentrating, and even suicide.

Bullying can be physical, verbal, or psychological/relational. Additionally, developments in electronics and social media have made cyberbullying an increasing problem and concern. Types of cyberbullying include posting hurtful information on the internet, purposeful exclusion from an online community, and unwanted contact via email, instant messaging, or text messaging.

Research has shown that when schools provide a safe learning environment in which adults model positive behavior, they can mitigate the negative effects of bullying.

The following organizations, publications, and related resources provide additional information on the issue of bullying.

While bullying may be dismissed as ‘kids being kids,’ it’s a serious issue that can lead to lasting problems. Bullying creates a climate of fear in schools, on playgrounds, and in neighborhoods and can cause victims to suffer from a wide range of psychological and school-related problems, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic absences, trouble concentrating, and even suicide.

Bullying can be physical, verbal, or psychological/relational. Additionally, developments in electronics and social media have made cyberbullying an increasing problem and concern. Types of cyberbullying include posting hurtful information on the internet, purposeful exclusion from an online community, and unwanted contact via email, instant messaging, or text messaging.

Research has shown that when schools provide a safe learning environment in which adults model positive behavior, they can mitigate the negative effects of bullying.

The following organizations, publications, and related resources provide additional information on the issue of bullying.

Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Feb 28 2014 at 2:00PM, Parry Aftab, J.D., lawyer and child advocate who specializes in cyberlaw, cyberbullying and cyberharassment, cybercrime, and privacy, and Laurel Broten, public policy expert, lawyer, and crime victims advocate, hosted a discussion on Teen Victimization in the Digital Age

On Mar 18 2009 at 2:00PM, Patricia Agatston, Ph.D., is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Cobb County School District’s Prevention/Intervention Center, and Susan Limber, Ph.D., is a faculty member within the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life and a professor of psychology, both at Clemson Universit, hosted a discussion on Victims in Schools

On Mar 29 2006 at 2:00PM, Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, a nationally recognized public health leader who works with community-based programs locally, hosted a discussion on Youth Violence Prevention

While bullying may be dismissed as ‘kids being kids,’ it’s a serious issue that can lead to lasting problems. Bullying creates a climate of fear in schools, on playgrounds, and in neighborhoods and can cause victims to suffer from a wide range of psychological and school-related problems, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic absences, trouble concentrating, and even suicide.

Bullying can be physical, verbal, or psychological/relational. Additionally, developments in electronics and social media have made cyberbullying an increasing problem and concern. Types of cyberbullying include posting hurtful information on the internet, purposeful exclusion from an online community, and unwanted contact via email, instant messaging, or text messaging.

Research has shown that when schools provide a safe learning environment in which adults model positive behavior, they can mitigate the negative effects of bullying.

The following organizations, publications, and related resources provide additional information on the issue of bullying.

What is Vision 21?
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand th... Read More

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While bullying may be dismissed as ‘kids being kids,’ it’s a serious issue that can lead to lasting problems. Bullying creates a climate of fear in schools, on playgrounds, and in neighborhoods and can cause victims to suffer from a wide range of psychological and school-related problems, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic absences, trouble concentrating, and even suicide.

Bullying can be physical, verbal, or psychological/relational. Additionally, developments in electronics and social media have made cyberbullying an increasing problem and concern. Types of cyberbullying include posting hurtful information on the internet, purposeful exclusion from an online community, and unwanted contact via email, instant messaging, or text messaging.

Research has shown that when schools provide a safe learning environment in which adults model positive behavior, they can mitigate the negative effects of bullying.

The following organizations, publications, and related resources provide additional information on the issue of bullying.

No funding records found relevant to this topic.

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While bullying may be dismissed as ‘kids being kids,’ it’s a serious issue that can lead to lasting problems. Bullying creates a climate of fear in schools, on playgrounds, and in neighborhoods and can cause victims to suffer from a wide range of psychological and school-related problems, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic absences, trouble concentrating, and even suicide.

Bullying can be physical, verbal, or psychological/relational. Additionally, developments in electronics and social media have made cyberbullying an increasing problem and concern. Types of cyberbullying include posting hurtful information on the internet, purposeful exclusion from an online community, and unwanted contact via email, instant messaging, or text messaging.

Research has shown that when schools provide a safe learning environment in which adults model positive behavior, they can mitigate the negative effects of bullying.

The following organizations, publications, and related resources provide additional information on the issue of bullying.

Publications

OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

2018 School Victimization Statistical Fact Sheet (2018) OVC This fact sheet provides a snapshot of current school victimization trends in the United States. Use this and other fact sheets from the 2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide (www.ovc.gov/ncvrw2018) to promote awareness about different types of crime, as graphics for your social media, and to inform other education efforts throughout the year.
PDF
 
Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report (May 2013) OVC, Report, 60 pages, NCJ 239957. The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. This Final Report provides a set of findings and broad recommendations, informed by stakeholder forums and literature reviews, that form a framework for strategic, transformative change. The Final Report outlines ways the field can overcome the obstacles it faces and change how it meets victims' needs and addresses those who perpetrate crime.
Abstract | PDF (Full Report) | PDF (Summary & Recommendations) | PDF (At a Glance Fact Sheet)
 
What You Can Do if You Are a Victim of Crime (2010) OVC, Fact Sheet, OVC Fact Sheets, BC000790. This OVC brochure explains the rights of victims of crime and the compensation and assistance resources available to them. It also lists national organizations that help victims find information or obtain referrals.
PDF | HTML
Part Of the OVC Fact Sheets Series
 
Multimedia Program To Improve Criminal Justice System Participation and Reduce Distress Among Physically Injured Crime Victims (April 2006) OVC, 8 pages, NCJ 212974. This multimedia program offers victims an educational DVD, brochure, and bulletin for use during their hospitalization for crime-related injuries. The program provides victims of violent crime with information about emotional responses to victimization, elements of medical follow-up, physical rehabilitation processes, and the criminal justice system.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
 

OJP Publications

Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2017 (March 2018) BJS, Report, 280 pages, NCJ 251413. This annual report presents data on school crime and safety from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals. It contains 23 indicators of school crime and safety, including violent deaths; nonfatal student and teacher victimization; school environment; fights, weapons, and illegal substances; fear and avoidance; discipline, safety, and security measures; and campus safety and security.
Abstract | PDF
 
Polyvictimization Prevalence Rates for Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents: Breaking Down the Silos of Victimization Research (March 2017) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 16 pages, NCJ 251353. This study seeks to identify lifetime polyvictimization rates by gender identity and sexual orientation, for a national sample of sexual and gender minority adolescents. Findings suggest large rates of some forms of physical assault, bullying victimization, sexual victimization, child maltreatment, property victimization and indirect forms of victimization, which call into question the practice of studying single forms of victimization for this population, as the results suggest they do not occur in isolation.
Abstract | PDF
 
Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report (December 2014) OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant, 244 pages, NCJ 248587. This report summarizes what is known about the prevalence and incidence of juvenile victimizations, juvenile offending and the juvenile justice system.
Abstract | PDF
 
Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying (July 2013) NIJ-Sponsored, Grant, 198 pages, NCJ 243296. The goal of this project was to expand knowledge about the types of violence and abuse experiences youth have via technology (e.g., social networking sites, texting on cell phones), and how the experience of such cyber abuse within teen dating relationships or through bullying relates to other life factors.
Abstract | PDF
 
Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities (April 2012) OJJDP, Bulletin, OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series, 8 pages, NCJ 235394. This bulletin presents survey results from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV) regarding authorities' knowledge of victimization incidents involving children and youth, particularly police, school, and medical authorities.
Part Of the OJJDP National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence Series Series
Abstract | PDF | HTML (EPUB) | HTML (MOBI)
 

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Related Resources

OVC Funded Resources

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC): Cyberbullying
The National Crime Prevention Council, through funding from OVC, offers resources including fact sheets and four podcasts about general cyberbullying information, taking action in schools, creating community change, and how teens feel about cyberbullying.
 

Federal Resources

StopBullying.gov
This Web site, managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides information about how to prevent and address bullying in schools.
 

Non-Governmental Resources

National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)
SAVE is a nonprofit organization striving to decrease the potential for violence in our schools and communities by promoting meaningful student involvement, education and service opportunities in efforts to provide safer environments for learning.
 
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC): Youth Initiative
Hosted by the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Teen Victim Project site is designed to help victim assistance providers, law enforcement personnel, and other allied professionals provide informed, culturally competent, and developmentally appropriate responses to teen victims and their families.
 
Safe Schools Coalition
The Safe Schools Coalition is an international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, that is working to help schools become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, and where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
 

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Web Forum Discussions

Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Feb 28 2014 at 2:00PM, Parry Aftab, J.D., lawyer and child advocate who specializes in cyberlaw, cyberbullying and cyberharassment, cybercrime, and privacy, and Laurel Broten, public policy expert, lawyer, and crime victims advocate, hosted a discussion on Teen Victimization in the Digital Age

On Mar 18 2009 at 2:00PM, Patricia Agatston, Ph.D., is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Cobb County School District’s Prevention/Intervention Center, and Susan Limber, Ph.D., is a faculty member within the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life and a professor of psychology, both at Clemson Universit, hosted a discussion on Victims in Schools

On Mar 29 2006 at 2:00PM, Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, a nationally recognized public health leader who works with community-based programs locally, hosted a discussion on Youth Violence Prevention


FAQs

What is Vision 21?
The Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative was launched by OVC in fall 2010 to expand th... Read More

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Funding

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