Bullying casts a long shadow over the lives of children and young people. It inflicts profound and enduring damage to mental health and wellbeing, takes a heavy toll on school attendance, and wreaks havoc on education.
One of the most alarming revelations from this year’s Annual Governance Survey was the substantial rise in safeguarding concerns, of which bullying was the most common, with 56% of schools and trusts reporting an increase.
In a 2022 government survey, one in five secondary school pupils said they had been a victim of bullying that year. Pupils eligible for free school meals, considered to have SEN, struggling with attendance and other perceived differences were more likely to say they had been a victim of bullying.
When we relate these statistics to the link between happiness and worthwhileness, it’s clear to see the impact that bullying has on young people. 33% of respondents who recorded a ‘low’ score for happiness said they had been a victim of bullying, compared with 16% of those with a ‘high’ score.
As educators or leaders in this sector, you can make a difference. That’s why we’ve developed two events to help you review (and improve) your anti-bullying culture.
By signing up, you will also receive our complimentary anti-bullying audit and action planning tool (which will land in your inbox alongside the recording shortly after the live event).
How to implement an anti-bullying culture: Choose your event
We have two 45-minutes to choose from, to ensure that you get relevant, insightful guidance and the right resources to review and improve your current anti-bullying policy.
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To date, over 75,000 educators and support staff have received Thrive training, ensuring that over 795,000 children and young people have access to the Thrive Approach – changing lives and improving pupil attendance, behaviour and attainment, as well as staff wellbeing.
Are you ready to join them? Book a Discovery Call with a member of the team to find out how.