12% of fourth class students bullied - survey

Thursday 27 December 2012 22.43
A quarter of students said were bullied once a month
A quarter of students said were bullied once a month

Twelve per cent of fourth class pupils say they are being bullied almost every week, according to a survey.

The survey was conducted as part of the International Association for Evaluation of Educational Achievement tests and involved 4,500 students. 

A quarter of students said were bullied once a month and 64% said that they were hardly ever bullied.

Bullying behaviour included being made fun of or called names, left out of games, or activities, having lies spread about them, having something stolen from them, being hit or hurt by other students or being made do things they did not want to do.

The figures show that compared to schools internationally, Ireland has less bullying in schools.

Only four countries, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Georgia and Denmark, had a better bullying record.

User contributions and/or comments do not, unless specifically stated, represent the views of RTÉ.ie or RTÉ.
Click here for Terms of use