Pupils: Bullying

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow Spokesperson (Education), Shadow Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent estimate his Department has made of the level of bullying in schools.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools and Learners)

The annual TellUs survey gives us information on the extent of bullying in school. According to TellUs 3 (2008) 56 per cent. of young people say they have never been bullied in school and 39 per cent. say they have been bullied in school.

Overall 48 per cent. of young people surveyed said they had been bullied at some time during the last year, either in or out of school. The TellUs 3 statistics are published on our website at:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/STR/d000828/index.shtml

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