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Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of children of school age experienced bullying in 2007-08. (247005)

We collect data on young people’s perceptions of bullying through the annual TellUs survey. The TellUs 3 survey for 2007-08 showed that 48 per cent. of children and young people experienced bullying during the previous year, either in school or in another setting. The TellUs 3 statistics are published on our website at:

We have introduced an indicator on bullying which underpins the Child Safety public service agreement (PSA 13, NI69), and made clear that we expect the proportion of children and young people who experience bullying to go down over the Spending Review period.