The biggest investigation into school bullying “The National Bullying Survey 2006″ reveals thousands of pupils across the country are suffering extreme misery at the hands of classroom bullies.Â The Survey was widely publicised on national TV, radio and in newspapers as well as in young people’s magazines and on youth, charity, police and council websites.Â Â
Bullying Online surveyed 8,574 children, parents, teachers and adults in the first six months of 2006 in the UK’s biggest probe into school bullying.
Director of the charity, Liz Carnell, said: “We reply to thousands of emails a year so we knew the problem was a big one, but even so we were shocked by what we found out.
“This is a scandalous situation and it needs tough measures to sort it out.
“If assaults were happening in the workplace the attackers would be prosecuted, but in many cases the bullies are getting off scot-free without any punishment at all.”
The charity believes there should be urgent research to find out why so many children are being bullied repeatedly, despite their parents making numerous complaints to schools.
“There have never been so many trendy methods of dealing with school bullying but the results of our survey are shocking and it’s time to find out which methods work and ditch the rest,” added Ms Carnell.
“Parents will be shocked to learn bullying is big business but that none of the anti bullying methods being used in schools have been evaluated in independent long-term trials.”
Read the National Bullying Survey 2006
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