BEAT THE BULLIES


 
 Have you been bullied? Share your story and help others learn how to BEAT THE BULLIES. 

Send your written or video testimony to me at DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk for inclusion in the Give ’em Hope Campaign. 

http://m.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give–em-Hope-Campaign.html 

Statistics on Bullying

38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying.

31,599 children called ChildLine in 2011/12 about bullying.

Almost half (46%) of children and young people say they have been bullied at school at some point in their lives.

38% of disabled children worried about being bullied.

18% of children and young people who worried about bullying said they would not talk to their parents about it.

29% of children and young people in England experienced bullying in 2009/10.

31,599 children called ChildLine in 2011/12 (10% of calls) about bullying.

Between 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 ChildLine carried out 31,599 counselling interactions with a primary concern of bullying. This represents 10% of the total counselling interactions undertaken during that period.

Bullying was the main reason that boys called ChildLine.

Over half (55%) of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people have experienced homophobic bullying at school.

Between 8% and 34% of children and young people in the UK have been cyberbullied, and girls are twice as likely to experience persistent cyberbullying than boys.

38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying, with abusive emails (26%) and text messages (24%) being the most common methods.

28% of children did not tell anyone about the abuse.

A survey of pupils in England estimates that 16,493 young people aged 11-15 (4.4%) are frequently absent from state school or home educated because of bullying.


  


 

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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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