bullying

A collation and synthesis of research findings in the field of school age bullying.

It was commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), under the previous administration, in order to provide an evidence base for the development of policy, communications and implementation plans to address the prevalence of bullying amongst those worse affected.

Report that tells the story of how a research project, commissioned and led by a group of young people called PEAR, was carried out. PEAR (Public health, Education, Awareness, Research) was an NCB Research Centre project which supported young people’s involvement in public health research with funding support from the Wellcome Trust and the Public Health Research Consortium (PHRC)2. The PEAR group were 20 young people, aged 13–18, from London and Leeds, who met approximately four times a year during school holidays during 2008-2010.

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.

Beatbullying commissioned YouGov to administer a retrospective survey exploring the prevalence of child-on-child violence in the UK.

The survey questions themselves were drawn up in consultation with young people and Beatbullying practitioners (including development officers, researchers and counsellors), who have extensive experience in visiting schools and talking to children about bullying.

For more examples of Citizen Leadership, see the Gallery of Good Practice Examples in Citizen Leadership.

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.