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The annual bullying survey 2014, 16/04/14 [E/NI/S/W]

This survey from Ditch the label questioned 3,600 13 to 18-year-olds from 36 schools and colleges across the UK to discover the current climate of bullying.

Key findings include:

  • 45% of young people experience bullying before the age of 18;
  • 26% of those bullied have experienced bullying on a daily basis;
  • 40% of respondents reported being bullied for personal appearance, 36% reported being bullied for body shape, size and weight;
  • 39% have never told anybody that they are being bullied;
  • 51% were not satisfied with the bullying support that they got from teachers;
  • 34% reported being bullied for prejudice based reasons (homophobia/racism/religious discrimination/disability discrimination/cultural discrimination/transphobia);
  • 63% of respondents with a physical disability were bullied, and were more extremely socially excluded;
  • 30% have gone on to self-harm as a result of bullying; 
  • 10% have attempted to commit suicide as a result of bullying;
  • 83% said bullying had a negative impact on their self-esteem;
  • 56% said bullying affected their studies.

For full details see the Ditch the Label website.

Further Information

The annual bullying survey 2014