POLL: SUPERMAJORITY OF AMERICANS BELIEVE YOUTH BULLYING IS MORE PREVALENT THAN EVER
First of its kind survey from the Tyler Clementi Foundation and Workplace Options reveals troubling finding
Raleigh, N.C. (Feb. 8, 2015) – A new national poll shows that bullying is seen as more of a problem for young Americans today than ever before – and that parents are seriously conflicted when it comes to teaching kids how to appropriately respond.
The poll, commissioned as a joint project between Workplace Options and the Tyler Clementi Foundation, found that 64 percent of American adults believe bullying to be more prevalent among young people today than it was during their own childhood. With the proliferation of social media, text messaging, and other forms of instant communication, the threat and reach of bullying has expanded.
“Youth bullying is not an issue that only impacts kids,” said Alan King, president of Workplace Options, the world’s leading integrated employee well-being provider. “Nothing happens in isolation. It’s a serious concern that affects parents, businesses, and the community, too. The results of this poll show that as a whole, we have a long way to go to curb this problem.”
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