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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.