Important facts to know...
38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying.
Almost half (46%) of children and young people say they have been bullied at school at some point in their lives.
38% of disabled children worried about being bullied.
18% of children and young people who worried about bullying said they would not talk to their parents about it.
Two thirds (65%) of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people have experienced homophobic bullying at school.
Between 8% and 34% of children and young people in the UK have been cyberbullied, and girls are twice as likely to experience persistent cyberbullying than boys.
38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying, with abusive emails (26%) and text messages (24%) being the most common methods. 28% of children did not tell anyone about the abuse.
A survey of pupils in England estimates that 16,493 young people aged 11-15 (4.4%) are frequently absent from state school or home educated because of bullying.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Below are some findings from a research by DCSF in UK
Girls are more likely to feel at risk from bullying than boys – nearly a quarter of girls reported feeling at risk compared to 16% boys
Girls are less likely than boys to report being victims of violence at all ages, BUT are more than twice as likely as boys to report being victims of name calling.
Exclusion is a common form of bullying reported amongst girls.
Boys are more likely to see bullying as part of growing up and something that would need to get quite bad before they did anything about it.
Girls tend to agree that they would like more help and advice.
62% of children agree that being physically bullied is worse than being called names.
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