Girls are bullied more often than boys. And are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide as a result.
These are the conclusions from a Rutgers University study of 4 years of data from the USA Centre for Disease Control’s Youth Risk Behaviour Survey 2011-2015. The study, published in the journal Nursing Research, challenges the common belief that boys suffer most from bullying.
The study found the effects of bullying are significantly higher in females than males on every measure of psychological distress or suicidal thoughts and actions.