Bullying in schools has been an issue for many years. Schools have strived to address the issue implementing various pastoral programs to raise awareness and provide students with mechanisms to seek help.
Based on some recent research it would seem that there are some deeper issues at play to raise concerns for educators. Just over half (53%) of the survey respondents who identified as having been bullied sought help from other students, 51% went to their parents, while only 38% said they would go to a teachers for help.
The research revealed some of the flaws in current systems and training but reveals most startlingly that much of the lack of reporting is connected to the quality of relationship between staff and students.