• 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 

4. Aggression 

5. Difficulty controlling anger 

6. Isolation 

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