Bullying has a significant impact on the victim's ability to learn, report from an anti-bullying charity has found. The Annual Bullying Survey showed a direct correlation between bullying and a negative impact on the victim's education.
Fresh data has shown the "profound effect" bullying has on the victim's ability to learn, their self-esteem and their future, according to a charity chief.
Liam Hackett, founder and chief executive officer of Ditch the Label, said:
Our survey shows the profound effect bullying is having upon the studies, self-esteem and future prospects of millions of young people across the UK.
It is my hope that our research, message and intervention programs will be used not only to raise awareness of the severity of bullying but will also help us to reframe the prejudices and perceptions within wider society.
The Annual Bullying Survey, published by Brighton-based anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label, has highlighted a direct correlation between bullying and the negative impact it has on education.
Some 56% of bullied pupils said they felt the abuse they suffered had a detrimental impact on their education and those experiencing bullying were more likely to achieve a grade D or below at GCSE level.
Pupils achieving an A* or A grade in English were more likely to have never been bullied, with 41% claiming they had received the top marks.
More than 30 schools and colleges were involved in the study, which is based on the answers of 3,600 people aged 13 to 18.