6 STEPS TO REDUCE AND COMBAT BULLYING IN SCHOOL?
More than one in five UK young people say they’ve recently been bullied, with cyberbullying in particular on the rise. But what long-term effect does this have on mental health?
We know that many young people who are bullied experience serious mental health problems, including self-harm.
But we have little knowledge of whether bullying directly causes these problems, or whether other factors like genetic influences or home life are more likely to explain the relationship.
By law, all state (not private) schools must have a behaviour policy in place that includes measures to prevent all forms of bullying among pupils. This policy is decided by the school. All teachers, pupils and parents must be told what it is.
If you’re still at school and don’t feel as if you can talk to your family, friends or teachers – call the National Bullying Helpline on 0300 323 0169.
Useful resource – TED Talks: Let’s talk about bullying – https://lnkd.in/dUFf8Xg