Anti-Bullying Week 2019 is fast approaching and charity Anti-Bullying Pro and the Diana Award have revealed shock new statistics showing bullying is on the rise.
The organisation has recently conducted a survey which show bullying is as common as ever, raising the question of whether events such as anti-bullying week are having any impact on reducing bullying.
We used these statistics to create some visualisations, showing the experience of students of all ages, who are being bullied.
Anti-Bullying Week is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and runs from 11 to 15 November 2019, with Odd Socks Day on the Tuesday of that week.
The Alliance has announced that the theme of the week long event is ‘Change Starts With Us’, highlighting how things like listening to young people, having a conversation with them and thinking about the impact of our words, can all help to reduce bullying.
Martha Evans, the director of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, has said that children and young people are left feeling powerless when being bullied but talking to students, teachers and parents has shown that everyone can make changes in order to better help people being bullied.
She also said: “Whether it is speaking to someone we trust when bullying happens to us, or calling it out if we suspect it’s happening to someone else, we can all work together for a solution. Remember, change starts here, change starts now, change starts with us.”
When have you most experienced bullying?
— Megan O'Dwyer (@MeyganODwyer) November 1, 2019