Third of bullied pupils unhappy with school response

A new report shows that one in six pupils are experiencing bullying – with the majority of incidents taking place inside schools. Tes reports. 

The Department for Education has produced a report on bullying of 10- to 15-year-olds over the past five years, based on an analysis of the Crime Survey for England and Wales.

The data reveals that 35 per cent of pupils who have been bullied were not happy with the way their school dealt with the situation.

The figures show that pupils who are the victims of bullying are less likely to think that schools deal with the problem effectively.

The analysis also shows that girls are more likely to be bullied than boys. Boys are more likely to suffer physical bullying and girls are more likely to suffer cyberbullying.

In 2017-18, more than one in five girls (21 per cent) were bullied, compared with 14 per cent of boys.

The new report by the Department for Education also shows that white pupils were significantly more likely to be bullied than non-white respondents to the survey (18 per cent, compared with 13 per cent).

The analysis also found that pupils with a long-term illness or disability, those who had truanted from school, been excluded, were living in rental accommodation and/or were from a one-parent family were all more likely to experience bullying.

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