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Nearly Half Of All 11-16 Year Olds Witness Bullying On The School Run

15/11/2010 12:17 | Updated 22 May 2015

A study has found nearly half of all 11-16 year olds witness bullying on the way to school, but only half actually report it.

The survey, conducted by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) found that 47 of 13 to 16-year-olds failing to do so.

Ten per cent of youngsters say they do not know who to tell, whilst 44% say it is not their business to report it.

The chairwoman of ABA, Ross Hendry, said: 'This research shows us that a significant number of children and young people in England are suffering from bullying on their school journey. Whether they travel by bus, car, public transport, or if they walk to school we need to make sure they are protected. It's of great concern that nearly half of young people who see others being bullied do not report it and that such a large proportion don't think it's any of their business to do so.'

The findings have been released to coincide with the launch of Anti-Bullying Week.

Beatbullying, another anti-bullying charity, is launching a 'digital demonstration' with digital avatar contributions from more than 750,000 people, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The avatars will 'march' across 60 partner websites against bullying.

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