One in four children say they are 'frequently' bullied

A quarter of children say they are frequently victims of face-to-face bullying, with those on free school meals or with SEND more likely to be targeted.

Research published by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) during Anti-Bullying Week this week, also shows that 6% of children are being frequently bullied online.

Meanwhile, separate research from the Diana Award this week reveals that 83% of children have experienced bullying, with the vast majority stating that the bullying took place within school grounds, and half of those being bullied saying that the focus of the bullying was their appearance.

This year’s Anti-Bullying Week is urging adults to set a better example for our young people and is asking children to “reach out” to trusted friends and adults if bullying occurs.

Anti-Bullying Week is organised by the ABA and offers schools support and resources to help boost anti-bullying work and education.

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