A newly released statewide survey shows that Wyoming middle school students struggle with bullying on school grounds. The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey reports that approximately 54% of Wyoming middle school students experienced bullying and approximately 28% said they had bullied others.

In the survey, students in sixth through 12th grades were asked to self report on health related issues such as alcohol, drugs, suicide, diet and exercise. Overall the survey showed that this past year alone 28% of female and 22% of male high school students experienced bullying of some form.

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey was started in 1995 and has been conducted every other year since. The results are then used by schools, school districts and social service groups to plan prevention programming and interventions.

To read more on school bullying and other health related issues Wyoming students encounter click here.

Information courtesy of The Casper Star Tribune.