More than one in 10 children miss school due to bullying, poll finds

The Anti-Bullying Alliance, which commissioned the survey, said everyone has a part to play in reducing bullying.  ITV reports.

The poll, which questioned over 1,013 UK secondary school children found that almost one in three (31%) said they had been bullied “a bit” with a further 4% saying they had been bullied “a lot”.

A total of 11% said they had missed school due to bullying.

Around 14% of those polled said they had changed their journey due to bullying, while 19% had avoided spending time with their friends and the same proportion (19%) said they had avoided social media and gaming platforms for this reason.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance, which is publishing the findings ahead of Anti-Bullying Week, which starts on Monday, said it has published a report, in partnership with O2, setting out young people’s recommendations to address bullying.

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