TABLE 1

Description of Sibling Bullying in Boys and Girls

Frequency of BullyingTotal Sample, N (%)Boys, N (%)Girls, N (%)
Sibling bullying, all types
 Never3643 (52.6)1786 (49.0)1857 (51.0)
 Only ever once or twice1191 (17.2)529 (44.4)662 (55.6)
 2 or 3 times a month645 (9.3)295 (45.7)350 (54.3)
 About once a week663 (9.6)275 (41.5)388 (58.5)
 Several times a week786 (11.4)351 (44.7)435 (55.3)
Of those who reported sibling bullying (N = 3285)
Type of bullying (% several times a week)
 Hit, kicked, pushed, or shoved416 (12.7)185 (12.8)231 (12.6)
 Possessions damaged or taken65 (2.0)32 (2.3)33 (1.8)
 Called names760 (23.1)329 (22.7)431 (23.4)
 Made fun of503 (15.4)235 (16.3)268 (14.7)
 Ignored or left out of games or social groups157 (4.9)86 (6.0)71 (3.9)
 Told lies or had rumors spread about them114 (3.5)64 (4.4)50 (2.8)
 Bullied in another way74 (2.5)35 (2.7)39 (2.4)