Over Half of Students Report to Have Been Affected by Bullying
September 14, 2018
A survey from the ‘Back2School’ anti-bullying campaign has revealed that 58% of students report to have experienced bullying.
The campaign is aiming to highlight children’s experiences with bullying and its impact on a ‘young person’s concentration, education, relationships and self-confidence’. The project has been recently launched by the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Programme, partially funded by the Department for Education. As ten million students go back to school this week, the campaign is aiming to raise awareness and support for the victims. They are hoping to use donations to fund ‘anti-bullying ambassadors’ in schools.
Governors and trustees should reflect on their own school’s anti-bullying policies and consider whether they are doing all they can to help pupils. With the prevalence of bullying so high, it is of the utmost importance that governing boards help establish a safe environment for pupils to learn in. Those governing should be reminded they must have a safeguarding lead on their board who should co-ordinate their efforts.