The Annual Bullying Survey 2014

The Annual Bullying Survey 2014: UK Bullying Statistics

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Welcome to The Annual Bullying Survey 2014, one of the UK’s most comprehensive reports into the bullying of young people. In partnership with 36 schools and colleges across the UK, our survey of over 3,600 young people highlights the current climate of bullying amongst 13-18 year olds. Our complementary report comes with free tips and advice for schools, colleges, parents and guardians, Government and young people on how you can help reduce the effect and prominence of bullying within your environment.

If you are interested in finding out more or would like to work with our national anti-bullying charity, please do not hesitate to contact us.


  • 45% of young people experience bullying before the age of 18.
  • 26% of those bullied have experienced bullying on a daily basis.
  • 40% of respondents reported being bullied for personal appearance 36% reported being bullied for body shape, size and weight.
  • 39% have never told anybody that they are being bullied.
  • 51% were not satisfied with the bullying support that they got from teachers.
  • 34% reported being bullied for prejudice based reasons (homophobia/ racism/religious discrimination/disability discrimination/cultural discrimination/transphobia).
  • 63% of respondents with a physical disability were bullied, and were more extremely socially excluded.
  • 61% of respondents have been physically attacked.
  • 30% have gone on to self-harm as a result of bullying.
  • 10% have attempted to commit suicide as a result of bullying.
  • 10% of respondents reported been sexually assaulted.
  • 83% said bullying had a negative impact on their self-esteem.
  • 56% said bullying affected their studies.
  • 41% of those who had never been bullied achieved A or A*grades in English. 30% of those who had been bullied in the past achieved an A or A* in English. 26% of those being bullied achieved an A or A* in English. The trends were similar across Science and Maths.

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