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Bullying In School: Children Moving To Secondary School Fear 'Big School' Bullies

19/11/2017 09:12 GMT

Children moving to secondary school fear 'big school' bullies


* Youngsters live in fear of 'big school' bullies

* Being too clever or not clever enough top concerns for being bullied at secondary school

* The classroom is the number one place where secondary school students are bullied


The majority of primary school pupils are worried about being bullied when they start secondary school, and 52), followed by not being good at activities like sports (48).

This contrasts with their experience at primary school, where the main reason that young people were bullied was because they were good at something such as playing a music instrument (43), their tastes in music or TV (49).

Worrying about fitting in is also a common concern, with over half (53).

This echoes our previous research, which found that over half (54), having their personal belongings stolen (41).

Worryingly, a significant amount of bullying appears to be taking place under teachers' noses in the classroom (7423FFEB00&videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919&shuffle=0&isAP=1">

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