• 45% of young people experience bullying before the age of 18.
• 36% of young people aged 8-22 are worried about being bullied at school, college or university.
• 38% believe their school; university or college doesn’t take bullying seriously.
Impact of Bullying
• More than 16,000 young people are absent from school because of bullying.
• 83% of young people say bullying has a negative impact on their self-esteem.
• 30% of young people have attempted to commit suicide as a result of bullying.
• Those who have been bullied are more than twice as likely to have difficulty in keeping a job, or committing to something compared to those not involved in bullying.
• People who have been bullied are at great risk for health problems in adulthood, over six times more likely to be diagnosed with serious illness, smoke regularly, or develop a psychiatric disorder compared to people not involved in bullying.
The Signs That Victims of Bullying Display
1. Low self-esteem
2. Difficulty in trusting others
3. Lack of assertiveness
5. Difficulty controlling anger