Today is Stand Up To Bullying Day and Anti Bullying Pro is asking the nation to raise public awareness about the long-term effect of bullying and drive forward understanding about our collective role in tackling it.
More than one in five young people say they’ve recently been bullied – and many adults also report bullying in the workplace, at home and online.
Research has shown that bullying can have a detrimental impact to someone’s mental and physical health – even at the age of 50.
We’re funding Dr Jean-Baptiste Pingault, who’s looking into the relationship between mental health and bullying which could lead to more targeted and effective support for young people
Get involved with Stand Up To Bullying Day
Show your support for Stand Up To Bullying Day by making your own pledge on social media using the hashtag: #StandUpToBullying.
There’s lots of graphics available on the Stand Up To Bullying website which you can share with your friends and family to raise awareness.
The facts about bullying
- More than one in five young people say they’ve recently been bullied
- Children who were bullied can still experience negative side effects more than 40 years later
- Over half of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people have experienced bullying at school
- More than 16,000 young people are absent from school due to bullying
How we’re tackling bullying with Dr Jean-Baptiste Pingault
Find out more about our innovative project on bullying and mental health and watch this short video:
Last updated: 21 June 2017