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According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), out of 24,200,000+ students, over 5 million students between the age of 12 and 18 reported being bullied during the 2014-15 school year. That staggering statistic correlates into roughly one fifth of students facing some type of bullying. Since bullying impacts the bully, the bullied, and even those around them, curbing bullying is at the forefront of school safety and promoting a positive school climate. Bullying causes low self-esteem, impacts health and wellness, and can produce relationship issues with friends and family, among other effects. Additionally, according to the NCES, bullied students have higher percentages of fearing harm, skipping school, skipping class, avoiding school activities, avoiding certain areas in school, fighting, and carrying a weapon to school. Most notably, 9.3 percent of bullied students carried a weapon to school, whereas only 1.1 percent of non-bullied students brought a weapon to school.

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