Issue 20: June 2017

Anti-Bullying Bulletin

Other news

Bullying a key factor why children are missing education 

Childhood bullyingThe National Children's Bureau recently launched a report after consultation with young people and carers about missing education. They found that one of the key reasons why this is happening is bullying.




If you would like to read the report click here.


Cyberbullying largely affects children already being picked on, says research

Warwick University undertook a study where they assessed 2745 pupils, aged 11–16, from UK secondary schools to determine whether cyberbullying finds new victims.

They found although nearly one in three of the children said they had been bullied, just 1% were only bullied online. SID

Cyberbullying was found to lower self-esteem and increase depression as seriously as traditional bullying.

Prof Dieter Wolke, of the department of psychology at the University of Warwick, said: "Many media reports have portrayed that cyberbullying is an epidemic, suggesting many new victims are created. Our findings show that very few new victims are created.

"The same bullies that confront their victims in school and know them face to face also now use cyber tools to bully their victims and extend their reach to outside school. 

"However, being directly victimised and relationally excluded are still the main forms of bullying."

Click here if you would like to read the article


Stand up to Bullying Day on 21st June 2017

Bullying isn't confined to the school gates and its victims aren't limited to young people.

To find out more, click here.



Instagram "worst for young mental health"

Instagram is rated as the worst social media platform when it comes to its impact on

young people's mental health, a UK snapshot survey suggests. To read the article click here.


 Disfigurement in the UK

The UK's first Face Equality Day was Friday 26 May 2017. On that day Changing Faces published Disfigurement in the UK, a ground-breaking new report on the experiences of people who live with a condition, mark or scar affecting their appearance.

You can read the report by clicking here.





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Articles in this issue

  • West Berkshire news

    Photos of the schools who have recently achieved "Safe in our Hands" anti-bullying accreditation; Joe Sutton, West Berkshire Young Carers Coordinator; The Hub

  • Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA)

    Anti-Bullying Week 13th - 17th November 2017 and how you can get involved including a Film Competition and Power for Good staff award; The All Together programme for schools.

  • Information, guidance and support for schools, parents and young people

    Digital Parenting Magazine; Government Guidance; NetAware; internet matters

  • Other news

    "Bullying a key factor why children are missing education" - report by the National Children's Bureau; "Cyberbullying largely affects children already being picked on" - research by Warwick University; stand up to Bullying Day 21st June 2017; "Disfigurement in the UK"

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