The Telegraph is reporting a new study that suggests half of children have been bullied with most of the abuse taking place at school.
A quarter of young people said they were picked on because of the way they look and 13 per cent think they were targeted because of their weight.
The figures, revealed in a OnePoll survey, showed almost 49 per cent of children aged seven to 18 had been bullied with most of the abuse taking place in the playground, during break times and in the classroom.
Six out of 10 children said they had seen other people being bullied at their school and 80 per cent of victims said it happened in front of other people.
The news comes a month after British schoolchildren were reported to be unhappier than children in Ethiopia and Algeria because they are bullied, left out by their peers and under pressure to look good…
This week’s survey was commissioned to launch Good Morning Britain’s Action! Against Bullying campaign.
The campaign is calling on schoolchildren to make a one minute anti-bullying film with the winner being shown in cinemas…
I can’t find a link to the Action! Against Bullying campaign from Good Morning Britain – please add in the comments below if you find one.
Sadly bullying is always going to be with us in one form or another, but do you think schools are doing enough to tackle it?
if so, what kind of approaches are most likely to have an impact?
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