Almost one in three students has been bullied by their peers at school at least once in the last month. A similar proportion were affected by physical violence.
There are significant negative effects on academic achievement, mental health, and quality of life in general. Children who frequently experience bulling are nearly three times more likely to feel like an outsider at school. They are more than twice likely to miss school than those who are not frequently bullied. They have worse educational outcomes than their peers and are also more likely to leave formal education after finishing secondary school.
UNESCO has released a video on bullying, following the stories of three young victims across the world. It highlights practical actions all people can take to help stop bullying in school.