- Video report from ITV Wales reporter Mike Griffiths
The Children's Commissioner for Wales has called for a 'radical overhaul' in how bullying is tackled and recorded in Welsh schools.
After taking part in a consultation with over 2000 young people and 300 professionals, the Commissioner has identified a lack of consistency in how schools and authorities are handling cases of bullying in schools.
According to the results of the consultation, young people are feeling isolated the inconsistencies.
Being seen as 'different' in terms of appearance, interests or identity are identified as major factors behind why children are being bullied.
Cyber-bullying was identified as a major concern, especially for pupils at secondary schools.
The Commissioner has called on the Welsh Government to place a statutory duty on schools to record all incidences and types of reported bullying.
She has also called for schools to establish a preventative approach and enable children to recognise bullying behaviour at the earliest point.