The Independent is reporting that the majority of children (53 per cent) say they are worried about experiencing bullying online, research by charity the Diana Award has revealed.
The survey, of more than 1,000 children aged between 11 and 16, found that more than two in three young people find it easier talking about online issues with peers their age than with a teacher.
It comes as Facebook hosts a Diana Award anti-bullying school event on Tuesday to celebrate young people across the UK who are working together to tackle bullying in their schools.
Alex Holmes, deputy chief executive of the Diana Award, said: “We are now urging more secondary schools across the UK to sign up to this programme.”
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