You Are Not Alone. Some Statistics.

6 Feb

You are never going through this alone. So many other people are going through it too.

Bullying in school.
– 69% of children in the UK report being bullied
– 87% of  parents report that their child had been bullied in the past 12 months
– 85% had witnessed bullying
– It is estimated that at  least 20 children and adolescents a  year commit suicide because of being bullied
– 1 in 3 young people  who experience bullying truant from school
– 20,000 young people  truant everyday as a result of bullying
(Statistics from Beatbullying.org)

And it isn’t just children and young people being bullied..

Bullying in the workplace
– 18.9 million working days are lost each year as a direct result of workplace bullying
– More than two million people at work consider themselves as being bullied
– 43.5% of employers do not have a policy to deal with workplace bullying
– 82.2% say that weakness in management is the prime reason for bullying
(Statistics from personneltoday.com)

These statistics might even be wrong because a lot of people keep quiet about bullying, or don’t think that they are being bullied when really they are.

Bullying leads to suicide, self harm, eating disorders, people running away and lots of other problems. When is it going to stop?

Stay Strong.
You are better than the bullies.

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2 Responses to “You Are Not Alone. Some Statistics.”

  1. angel2angel February 6, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    I wish I could give you an answer about this bullying stopping, as the phrase bully has become one that we are far to complacent with.

    We seem to neglect the long term harm that the bully can and does cause, and yet we somehow condone this and merely hope that if we ignore it then it will simply dissapear.

    Yet the effects of bullying in both adolescent and work environments has lead to long term effects. These effects are simply not good enough, there is no need for such behaviour amongst humans when we are indeed all supposed to be one and the same?

    Although the statistics speak for themselves I dont think that you fully are able to comprehend the effect bullying has on a person until you have been the one who has been the target for bullies over a period of time. Which on its own is a sad thing to have happen.

    Bullying is a much bigger issue in our world than the word implies……….take care

    Angel

    • hiddenbeth February 29, 2012 at 9:34 am #

      Thank you for your comment,
      I don’t even think the statistics of bullying are right because so many people keep quiet about it, and so many people don’t know that they are being bullied.

      xx

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