Bullying is a nation-wide problem, but North Dakota has produced numbers that are higher than the national average for students who are bullied both online and on school grounds. 

Over 10,000 ND high school students participated in the Youth Risk Behavior Survey last year. The shocking data is now being released.

Twenty-five percent of students who participated in the survey admitted to being bullied on school property and seventeen percent said they were bullied online. Possibly the scariest statistic of all, eleven percent of the students said they had attempted suicide in the last year.

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kirsten Baesler, stresses the importance of having strong partnerships among agencies that will help our younger generation.

A new survey is done every two years. To find out more about bullying and how to prevent it, visit the Stop Bullying website.