NEW RESEARCH CARRIED OUT BY THE DIANA AWARD FOR ANTI-BULLYING WEEK

Over half (63%) of young people have experienced bullying at school

Research carried out by The Diana Award for Anti-Bullying Week reveals:

  • Over half (63%) of young people have experienced bullying at school
  • Over half (61%) school staff see bullying related to racism, 44% to poverty and 43% to sexism
  • Over 68% of bullying occurs in the playground compared to over a quarter (26%) online.

Star-studded anti-bullying London event sees:

  • Actor Dominic Sherwood, Monica Lewinsky, Cel Spelman, Holly Branson, Louis Payne from Wolfblood, CBBC’s Kate Thistleton, One Show Presenter & Vocal Coach – Carrie Grant, CBBC Presenter and Singer Molly Rainford, and Bars & Melody.
  • Panel debate with: Minister for Schools Nick Gibb, Facebook and Supercell.

A survey young people and teaching staff about bullying, conducted by The Diana Award, reveals that over half of school staff (61%) see bullying related to racism and 44% related to poverty and 43% related to sexism. Alongside the Anti-Bullying Alliance, The Diana Award is urging schools to celebrate what makes pupils unique during Anti-Bullying Week (13-17 Nov).

Over 600 young Anti-Bullying Ambassadors aged 5-18 from across the UK came together to participate in a hands on event designed to inspire young people to creatively explore bullying issues through drama, singing, photography, rap, graffiti art, public speaking- all led by celebrity talent.  The event was sponsored by Facebook and The Department for Education with support from Supercell, ASOS, CBBC, Supercell, Zurich and Blackpool Council.

The Diana Award runs the leading Anti-Bullying Campaign in the UK and Ireland giving young people, professionals and parents the skills, confidence and training to tackle all forms of bullying as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive of the Diana Award, said:
“At the Diana Award we understand the vital role young people, professionals and parents play in shaping attitudes and changing behaviours. Support networks – particularly peer based – are vital when coping with bullying and we want to ensure that young people are part of this.”

The Diana Award believes in the ‘power of peer’ and runs a range of trailblazing peer-led programmes that empower young people to make social change through; anti-bullying, youth mentoring and social action.

The Diana Award is a core member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance. The Anti-Bullying Alliance coordinate Anti-Bullying week and focuses on tacking bullying whether it is happening to them or someone else, face to face or online #AntiBullyingWeek

 

For further details or photo call and media attendance please contact

Emma Pelling: 07958 558172 emma@pellingpr.co.uk

www.diana-award.org.uk  / www.antibullyingpro.com

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Tessy Ojo, CEO, Diana Award

Tessy is responsible for the overall strategy and development of the Diana Award. Since becoming CEO, Tessy has lead the scaled-up scope of the Diana Award’s work to reach even more young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Alex Holmes, Head of The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign

Also available to speak will be Alex Holmes, Diana Award Anti-Bullying Programme Manager.  Alex is a Diana Award Holder, and as a former victim of bullying uses his experience to run the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme.

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors teens available for interviews include:: http://www.antibullyingpro.com/meet-our-20162017-national-youth-board/

The surveys involved a total of 1,593 young people, 273 teachers and support staff in schools across the UK.

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