Everyone loves statistics. Statistics deem any information conclusive and reliable, and they’re the go-to when getting through to anyone who is naturally suspicious. Learn about Bullying Statistics Everyone Should Know Of!
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.