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Document Number: 10779

Briefing Paper on Bullying: An Analysis of Ten Years of Child Helpline Data on Bullying - An analysis of 10 years of worldwide child helpline data yields some interesting information. For example, all those years of bullying prevention programs do not seem to be stemming the tide. The number of contacts that helplines receive on the issue is increasing. Because children as young as 13 now access social networking websites, cyber bullying also has become a major issue. Children face four forms of bullying: emotional, physical, exposure (as witnesses to bullying) and theft. While most bullying is perpetrated by peers, over a third of perpetrators are adults, and 21% are teachers. (Child Helpline International, October 2012)...

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