A new study reveals 36 percent of children have experienced bullying in the past year, compared to 41 percent a decade ago.
The results have emerged as part of an ambitious study which is tracking the lives of more than 13,000 children from schools across the country from the age
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Today's figures are based on results of in-depth interviews with children as they reached 14 or 15.
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with one percent saying they had been robbed.
The figures show more girls suffer bullying than boys, 42 percent against 32 percent.
Asked why they were being bullied 29 percent of girls said it was because of their looks Wholesale Canadiens Jerseys , with 3 percent of boys and girls blaming it on them being disabled, and 3 percent blaming their skin color.
For the first time children were asked about cyberbullying, with one in 10 reporting they had experienced this new form of bullying.
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The new figures come as part of a government drive to make sure teachers have the tools they need to tackle bullying and violence in schools.
A spokesman for the DfE said: "A range of tough new powers have been introduced since 2010 to enable heads and teachers to retake control of their
classrooms. On top of this, the government has pledged to train every teacher in
not just how to tackle serious behaviour issues, but how to deal with low-level
disruption that stops children from learning properly."
Strengthened measures in classrooms include stronger powers to search pupils, removing the requirement to give parents 24 hours' written notice of
after-school detentions and clarifying teachers' power to use reasonable force
to control unruly pupils.
Teachers have now been given greater powers to tackle cyberbullying by searching for and deleting inappropriate images on mobile phones and tablets.
The study has been published ahead of the launch of Anti-Bullying Week which starts Monday (Nov 16).
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan hailed the new figures Cheap Canadiens Jerseys , saying getting tough on discipline and supporting bullied children can change lives for the better.
Morgan commented: "We are helping teachers and charities end the scourge of bullying in our schools. We are determined to tackle any barriers which stop
pupils attending school and learning so they can fulfil their potential. Thanks
to reforms bullying is plummeting. While there is still more to do, today's news
confirms that strong discipline coupled with the right support allows children
to flourish, and can transform lives by reducing bullying."
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