PARK SLOPE — The amount of bullying that goes on in local schools varies widely and students and administrators sometimes offer differing views on how bad the problem is, data compiled by DNAinfo New York shows.
Though middle and high school students surveyed by the city's Department of Education say bullying happens at most schools, many cases seem to go unreported by school administrators, the numbers show.
Only 30 percent of the city's roughly 1,700 public and charter schools reported some form of bullying to the state database created under the 2012 Dignity for All Students Act, according to figures from the 2013-2014 school year.
That disparity holds true at some Park Slope schools.
At New Voices School of Academic and Creative Arts, 15 percent of students reported that bullying happened all of most of the time during the 2013-14 school year, but the school reported zero incidents to the two state databases that track bullying.
At J.H.S. 88, the school reported only two incidents to state databases in 2013-14, but 21 percent of students said bullying happens all or most of the time.
Meanwhile at M.S. 51, just 10 percent of students said bullying happens all or most of the time, and the school reported six incidents to state databases in 2013-14.
At Park Slope Collegiate — where police handcuffed a student who refused to give school safety agents a safety pin that was holding his broken glasses together — there were two bullying incidents reported to state databases last year, while 20 percent of students said bullying happens all or most of the time.
Look up your child's school in the database below to see how often bullying is reported by both students and administrators: