Bullying a key factor why children are missing education
The 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.
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."
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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.
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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.