Report commissioned by Red Balloon Learner Centres and conducted by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) on an estimate of the number of young people of secondary school age (aged 11-15) absent from state school because of severe experiences of bullying.
Speak Out started in 2002 after we learned about some work ENABLE were doing in schools in Glasgow. Our first meeting was at the Engine Shed in Edinburgh and we have been meeting at least every 3 weeks ever since. Edinburgh Development Group and People First support our group. We go into schools and do presentations to teach children about bullying and harassment and about learning difficulties. We also work with Lothian and Borders Police, the Local Authority (and sometimes other organisations and groups).
This project was commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in December 2009 with the aim of providing an insight into identity-based bullying of young people in schools and in the wider community, and examining the preventative and responsive strategies currently being used to address it in local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales.
A report that examines the subject of bullying and whether parents can prevent bullying behaviour. Examples of case studies are also documented.
There has been an increasing awareness over the past few decades of bullying and the effect it has on the educational and social achievements of children and young people.
Evidence on the effects of bullying were taken which suggested that it causes a number of problems ranging from general unhappiness, poor concentration, low-self esteem, psychosomatic symptoms and anxiety to depression, self-harm or suicide.
This report was appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy.
Bullying is when people are mean to someone or hurt them on purpose. In 2003/04 more than 31,000 children called ChildLine about bullying, making it the most common problem children phone us about. This leaflet presents information on who to contact when you see someone being bullied or yourself are being bullied.
Online BBC news article reporting on the issue of cyber bullying of Scottish teachers by pupils.
UK Government guidance outlining the types of bullying which might happen in play and leisure activities and the actions which can be taken to both stop bullying happening and respond effectively when it does happen.
UK Government guidance outlining the types of bullying which might happen in extended services and the actions which can be taken to both stop bullying happening and respond effectively when it does happen.
Website of the Anti-Bullying Network, a charity which offers comprehensive information and resources on how bullying can be tackled.