Bullying is a widespread problem that affects lives. 69% of children in the UK report being bullied; 85% have witnessed bullying.
The National Bullying Survey run by Bullying UK in 2006 highlighted a number of interesting statistics.
- 87% of parents report that their child had been bullied in the past 12 months
- 20% report bullying others
- of the 85% who had witnessed bullying, 82% of them tried to intervene
- Anti-bullying advice @ Bullying UK
Excerpt: How to solve the problem:
If you are being bullied, tell a friend, tell a teacher and tell your parents. It won’t stop unless you do. It can be hard to do this so if you don’t feel you can do it in person it might be easier to write a note to your parents explaining how you feel, or perhaps confide in someone outside the immediate family, like a grandparent, and ask them to help you tell your parents what’s going on. The best idea is if a teacher can catch the bullies red-handed. That way…
- What to do about bullying @ Direct.gov
Excerpt: A lot of schools have an anti-bullying policy in place that aims to protect students against harassment and abuse. Some schools also have older pupils who volunteer to be ‘buddies’ to victims of bullying. They can give you another way of reporting cases of bullying if you’re not comfortable with talking to another adult.