Statistics on bullying

Statistics on bullying

 

November 2011

Statistics on bullying collated from government reports and research.

  • 38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying.

  • 30,439 children called ChildLine in 2010/11 about 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.
    • 29% of children and young people in England experienced bullying in 2009/10.
      • 30,439 children called ChildLine in 2010/11 (11% of calls) about bullying.

      • Between 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011 ChildLine carried out 30,439 counselling interactions with a primary concern of bullying.  This represents 11% of the total counselling interactions undertaken during that period.
      • Bullying was the main reason that boys called ChildLine.
        • 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.
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