‘When a young person is bullied they can be left feeling isolated and not good enough, with low self-esteem. Sometimes the behaviour they develop can be a way of putting control back in to a world that they feel they don’t have any control in. This can manifest itself in disordered eating by overeating or restricting their eating to any unhealthy level.’

– Sallie Kemp, Therapist

Unfortunately, bullying in schools is more common than we like to admit. Below are a few statistics from the 2016 annual bullying survey.

  • 1.5 million young people (50%) have been bullied within the past year
  • 145,800 (19%) of these were bullied EVERY DAY
  • 44% of young people who have been bullied experience depression
  • 41% of young people who have been bullied experience social anxiety
  • 33% of those being bullied have suicidal thoughts


Find out more by reading Ditch the Label’s Annual Bullying Survey
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