Students who were bullied in the last month by age group and race

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Definitions: Percent of students identifying as either a racial ethnic minority or as white non-Hispanic who report being bullied during the past 30 days.

Data Source: Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

Footnotes: The Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a biennial, voluntary survey of students attending middle and high schools in Vermont.  The survey seeks to monitor trends in student health and risk behaviors.  The indicators as a whole reflect a broad definition of youth well-being.  Not only do the indicators monitor behaviors associated with negative health and psychological outcomes, but they also measure "developmental assets" - internal resources and skills, as well as community, school, and other institutional supports.  These assets foster the development of thriving young adults. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Prior to 2011, the survey was completed by students in grades 8-12.  In 2011, the survey split into a high school survey (students in grades 9-12) and a middle school survey (students in grades 6-8). 

2011 results for Caledonia and Essex Counties were combined due to sample size. In these counties combined, 16% of students in grades 9 to 12 who identified as a racial or ethnic minority reported being bullied in the past 30 days, compared to 20% of white non-Hispanic students. 33% of students in grades 6 to 8 who identified as a racial or ethnic minority reported being bullied in the past 30 days, compared to 32% of white non-Hispanic students

2011 results for Franklin and Grand Isle Counties were combined due to sample size. In these counties combined, 31% of students in grades 9 to 12 who identified as a racial or ethnic minority reported being bullied in the past 30 days, compared to 21% of white non-Hispanic students. In grades 6 to 8, students in both groups reported being bullied in the past 30 days at a rate of 29%.