Tuesday, January 02, 2007

A New Report on Bullying

A new report (Queue, Inc. - December Issue www.queuenews.com ) has been published to mark the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week in England. It examines how bullying, or the fear of bullying, is the cause of a third of all truancies.
Snapshot of the findings:

  • 20,000 kids truant everyday because of bullying
  • 1 in 3 truants (36%) blame bullying
  • Two in five young people (42%) who are bullied, admit to skipping school at least once
  • Overall a third of all 11-17 year olds in the England admit to skipping school at least once because of the fear of bullying

The report is available here: http://www.beatbullying.org/reports/bullying-truancy-report-2006.pdf

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