Education
6:51 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Bullying A Problem For KY Teens

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The Kentucky Department of Education has completed an informal survey of middle and high school students that shows bullying remains a problem on campus and online.

The department partnered with family resource and youth service centers to anonymously quiz randomly selected students across the state on a variety of topics. The review found nearly half of middle school students said they had been bullied on school grounds.

And 13% of high school students said they had been bullied electronically. Some 47% of high school students said they had tried smoking.

Just over 12% had taken prescription drugs without a doctor's prescription. And nearly 45% admitted to having had sexual intercourse.