Bullying in schools

The Department for Education (DfE) has released its third wave of research into the prevalence and nature of bullying through its Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LYSPE2). Based on interviews with 10,010 young people in year 11 at schools across England, the research compares students’ responses to responses from the same students when they were in year 10; and with the responses from year 11 students from 2006. Key findings include: in 2015, a smaller proportion of year 11 pupils reported having been bullied than they did the year before, when they were in year 10 (37% compared with 30%); females are more likely to report being bullied than males (35% vs 26%), though males are more likely to experience violent bullying; and name calling remains the most common type of bullying (15%).

Source: DfE Date: 13 June 2018

Further information: Bullying: evidence from LSYPE2, wave 3 research brief (PDF)

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