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Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

24. To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent estimate he has made of the number of children subject to bullying in schools; and if he will make a statement. (320699)

The annual TellUs survey provides information on this. According to TellUs 4 (2009), 46 per cent. say they have been bullied in school, of these 53 per cent. were bullied in the last year. There was a 24 percentage point improvement on the number of young people who felt their school dealt effectively with bullying.

Overall, 28.8 per cent. of young people surveyed said they had been bullied at some time during the last year, either in or out of school.