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Pupil bullying

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Rott Weiler, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    The latest House of Commons Library education research report is on pupil bullying and has this comparison of the prevalence of bullying in UK schools compared to other major (OECD) countries.

    In terms of prevalence of bullying in English secondary schools, the OECD/TALIS Teachers and School Leaders 2018 survey of 250,000 teachers in 48 industrialised countries found that in 2018:

    • 29.0% of English secondary school heads received reports of physical and non-physical bullying amongst students (OECD average 14.0%)
    • 13.9% reported that a student or parent/guardian had reported hurtful postings on the internet about students (OECD average 2.5%)
    • 27.1% reported that a student or parent/guardian had reported unwanted electronic contact amongst students (OECD average 3.4%)
    (Source: TALIS 2018 Tables, Chapter 3, Tables 42 and 45).
    It surprises me that UK bullying is so much more common than in the rest of the world, although some of that could be down to different cultural and legal ideas of what "bullying" is. I wonder why that is?

    Summary of report (with link to full report) here: https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-8812

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