College and School Bullying Prevention Consultancy and Research Services
To what extent does bullying occur within your educational environment? How many of your students are currently truanting as a result of playground taunts? Are any of your students currently using self harm as escapism? How diverse and accepting is the culture in your school or college? Our bullying statistic research shows that from 1,843 students, 69% will experience some degree of bullying whilst at school or college,with 38.3% experiencing bullying during primary school, 55.3% at secondary school and 9.6% at college.
What concerns us the most is the fact that 23.5% of bullied students self harm and 25.1% believe that suicide is the most viable way to avoid school yard bullies. 17.3% of bullied students will also truant from school which can have a profound effect upon their future employability and success.
At Ditch the Label, we are committed to our pledge of using our growing understanding of bullying to help schools and colleges like yours to reduce the prominence and acceptability of bullying and discrimination. Bullying is one of the least researched topics in the world and we are working hard to change that – we want to know more than bullying statistics, we want to understand the psychology, behaviours and stories of not just the victims but also the actual bullies themselves so that we can properly work to combat it.
We have already spoken to thousands of young people from across the UK and work closely with schools and colleges like yourselves in order to help them better understand the bullying that occurs within their environment and the necessary steps required in order to reduce and overcome it. Bullying has a profound effect upon the lives of students with 20.2% of students claiming that it has a negative impact on their studies, 34.2% told us that it had a negative impact on their social lives and 42% informed that it had a detrimental effect upon their self esteem and personal welfare which can then go on to affect the victims in later life.
We are experts when it comes to bullying and conflict resolution and can provide a range of services: from research and auditing to consultancy and training programmes for your entire workforce. Up to 60% of victims are likely to approach a teacher with their concerns and so it is essential that your staff are fully trained and are able to manage the process correctly.
To find out more about how we can help you create an equal, positive free environment that is free from bullying and discrimination please contact us.