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
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.