The Children’s Society released its annual Good Childhood Report. In an international comparison of children’s happiness in 15 countries, the report found that England ranked bottom “for a number of aspects of children’s wellbeing, including those relating to school life, bullying and, especially for teenage girls, feelings about themselves”. Half of children in England say they “have been left out by other children in the last month”. This means that England ranks at the bottom of a 15-country table for emotional bullying. Children in Ethiopia, Algeria and South Korea are subject to far less emotional bullying than children in England.
Oscar Rickett: ‘we need to talk about bullying at school. Children are among the unhappiest in the world due to bullying at school. How can we tackle it? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/20/bullying-nation-unhappiness-children-schools
‘Children who are bullied feel traumatised and isolated. I know – it almost killed me’ Hope Withmore.