We're supporting Anti-Bullying Week 2014!

17 November 2014

This Anti-Bullying Week 17-21 November, the Anti-Bullying Alliance are calling on schools and the wider community to take action to stop the bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs.

Research shows disabled and SEN children are significantly more likely to experience bullying. We want to make this stop.

KIDS works with children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities to empower them to reach their ambitions, and actively seeks to break down any barriers that may get in their way. Bullying is a significant barrier to any child or young person's well-being. This Anti-Bullying Week, let's stop bullying for all

Vital stats: 

Recent research shows that disabled primary school pupils are twice as likely as other pupils to suffer from persistent bullying

Bullying may have been experienced by roughly 8 out of 10 of young people with learning disabilities

82% of young people who are disfluent (those with a stammer) may have been bullied

39% of children speech and language difficulties may have been bullied

Over 90% of parents of children with Asperger Syndrome reported that their child had been bullied in the previous 12 months alone

Get involved!

Share the hashtag #stopbullying on Facebook and Twitter

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Take a look at the Anti-Bullying Week resources available to download

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