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‘Ditch the Label’ has published its annual bullying survey 2019. Findings of survey results from 2,347 children and young people aged 12-20 across the UK include: 22% said they were bullied in the past 12 months; of those bullied 62% were bullied by a classmate and 37% by someone at school they did not know; and 33% said that they had suicidal thoughts; while 41% were left feeling anxious after being bullied.

In light of this report now may be a good time to review your Peer-On-Peer Abuse policy; your anti-bullying policy and procedures; curriculum materials and suicide recognition and prevention strategies. If you need help, support or guidance, please contact me.

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