September | October 2018

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Bullying is a prevalent and serious problem: One of every five students ages 12 to 18 experiences bullying, and the consequences can include depression, substance abuse, and, in some cases, suicide. National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about bullying and highlight approaches communities can adopt to stop this harmful behavior.

Learn more about OJJDP’s bullying prevention resources.

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More than one-third of the children (37 percent) in the 2014 National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence experienced a physical assault and 5 percent had been sexually victimized during the past year, according to the newly released America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2018. The 2018 report includes measures that provide emerging insight on children who face special and heightened risks to their well-being. To learn more, read the special feature on this topic in this issue.