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We are going to share a few simple facts that’ll come in handy to anyone trying to stand up to the disease- please note that this data is restricted to the UK, other areas will vary accordingly. Those are Bullying Statistics Everyone Should Know Of.
- 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, at any given day this could be your neighbour, your niece or nephew, your cousin or your child; when a child reaches the state of literally not being able to be present somewhere, this is not a trifle matter- and it’s usually a deeper issue then we assume.
- Between 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 ChildLine carried out 31,599 counselling interactions with a primary concern of bullying. This represents 10% of the total counselling interactions undertaken during that period.
- The rate of bullying is similar to that of domestic violence, sexual abuse or deep emotional trauma; a child is generally unwilling to seek counselling from an adult, unless they feel helpless, and hopeless. This accentuates the gravity of the situation, and its spread.
Bullying Statistics from: NSPCC/ChildLine facts and figures. Contact the NSPCC Information Service for more information about ChildLine facts and figures and bullying statistics.
- 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.
- Over half (55%) of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people have experienced homophobic bullying at school.
Though bullying has no specific trigger or victim; perpetrators always target who they believe are weaklings; i.e. someone they doubt would be able to stand up to them, or receive support from peers.
Bullying Statistics from: Guasp, April (2012) The school report: the experiences of young gay people in Britain’s schools (PDF). London: Stonewall
- 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.
Cyber bullying is just as common a form as regular bullying, only this type is more mentally consuming and devious- since the bully may be anonymous or using an alias.
Bullying Statistics from: Tarapdar, Saima and Kellett, Mary (2011) Young people’s voices on cyber-bullying: what can age comparisons tell us? London: The Diana Award.