#cyberbullying | #cyberbully | More than quarter of Midlands children say they are bullied at least once a week | Central

More than a quarter of children in the Midlands say they are bullied at least once a week, a survey finds.

The Anti-Bullying alliance carried out the survey at secondary schools to mark Anti Bullying Week this week (11 – 15 November).

The survey shows the amount of bullying that children are experiencing, with nearly one child in every classroom said they are bullied every day.

If one in ten children have reported missing school because of bullying, we clearly have a problem.

To turn this around, it’s important to bear in mind that everyone has a part to play in reducing and stemming the impact of bullying.”

– Martha Evans, Director of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, and part of the National Children’s Bureau

Of all the children surveyed, three quarters said that adults needed to step up to help tackle the problem – and nearly half surveyed said that their schools should do more to tackle the issue.

More than four in ten of the children said that the media and influencers had the power to reduce bullying, and – over three quarters of them said that social media and gaming platforms should do more to change the way they address bullying.

If you or a young person you know is experiencing bullying, here is some advice on what to do if you’re being bullied.

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