A new study has found that girls in Japan are far more likely to be bullied than boys in the West, even though girls are about twice as likely as boys to be teased in school.
But a new study also found that they’re far more inclined to be abused, and more likely than boys to go to jail.
The study, conducted by the Canadian Center for Justice Statistics and the University of British Columbia, found that boys were more likely, but girls were more vulnerable to sexual assault, domestic violence, and other types of abuse in their schools.
“There are some very troubling aspects of the data in terms of our perceptions about boys and girls,” said Sarah Bannister, co-author of the study.
“We don’t know how to tell boys from girls, and the gap is even wider for the boys.
There are a lot of very serious issues that we have to deal with.”
Bannisters said the study found that the gap between boys and women was much larger than for other groups of young people.
“We’re still missing some of the things that girls need to do to succeed and get ahead, but I think it’s a very important issue,” Bannists said.
“There are a couple of important points here, however: Girls in general are more likely and more vulnerable than boys, and this is a problem in many schools.
And boys are much more likely.”
In the study, Banners found that, on average, girls were bullied at three times the rate of boys.
But that number varied significantly across regions, from British Columbia in the east to Japan in the west.
“Our data shows that it’s not just boys who are getting bullied, but that the rate is really much higher than that,” Binns said.
Banns said the research shows that girls are actually much more vulnerable, and they’re not getting any support at all.
The researchers found that in general, boys were being bullied at much higher rates than girls.
The data, however, showed that boys and boys’ behavior in general were more similar, BinnS said.
Girls in particular were more willing to do things that boys would have a hard time doing.
“They were more comfortable being a girl and doing things that a girl would be uncomfortable doing,” Bunnies said.
“So boys were less likely to feel safe in their own home.”
The researchers also found boys were much more inclined than girls to go into debt.
Boys were almost twice as often delinquent, and girls were about twice that.
“It’s a little bit surprising, really, that there is such a difference,” BANNIS said.
She said that girls were far more prone to having a family breakdown, which is why the researchers looked at girls’ parents.
BANNOWS said that although they didn’t have data on how often these types of problems were committed by boys, the researchers found some patterns.
Boys are far less likely than girls, for example, to have any type of mental health problems.
Boys who have problems with alcohol or drugs are far, far more common.
And the girls were much less likely in general to be sexually abused.
Bunnisters said that the differences were also very much in line with what you’d expect.
“The boys are less likely, and yet they are also more likely,” she said.
The authors also found a significant gender difference in the kinds of sexual abuse that boys experienced.
Binnisters said it could be because boys are more sensitive and that they don’t necessarily have the capacity to tell when they’re being sexually abused or when it’s just being a boy.
“It could be that boys are being victimized more often,” Bins says.
“Or perhaps they’re getting it worse, which could mean that it is more severe.”
The findings could also be linked to cultural attitudes about gender roles, the authors said.
For example, boys may be more likely in the U.S. to feel pressure to behave in a way that’s not appropriate.
“If you’re a girl in the United States and you’re sexually harassed, you’re likely to not report it,” Buns said.
And in Canada, the report found that there’s a strong correlation between bullying and a high level of depression and anxiety.
“This is a very serious issue in the education system,” Bintan Bannas, one of the authors of the report, said in a statement.
“Boys and girls need one another to learn and grow and be successful.
It is vital that we work together to prevent bullying and help young people achieve their potential.”
The study was published in the journal Child Abuse and Neglect.