Bullying Research Report: Evidence from The Second Longitudinal Study of Young People in England
This research brief from The Department for Education examines the prevalence and nature of bullying. It is based on data from the second Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE2).
In 2015, LSYPE2 interviewed 10,010 young people in year 11. This was an important year for these young people, with the vast majority sitting their GCSEs. Here, their responses to questions about bullying are compared with the answers they gave the previous year when they were in year 10. Their responses are also compared with those of an earlier cohort of young people who were in year 11 in 2006 (those interviewed as part of LSYPE1).
A significantly smaller proportion of year 11 pupils in 2015 reported having been bullied in the last 12 months than the same pupils did the year before, when they were in year 10. The overall bullying rate fell from 37% in year 10 to 30% in year 11.