Direct results of bullying on the victims life United Kingdom (UK) 2019

This statistic shows the direct results of bullying and the proportion of bullying victims who experienced these results in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2019. The most common reported result was depression and social anxiety, with 45 and 41 percent of respondents stating so, respectively. These impacts were followed closely by suicidal thoughts, with 33 percent of respondents having stated to develop such thoughts because of bullying.

How did bullying impact you?

Share of respondents
Developed depression45%
Developed social anxiety41%
Have had suicidal thoughts33%
Have self-harmed26%
Have truanted from school of college20%
Have developed anti-social behaviors13%
Developed an eating disorder12%
Ran away from home9%
Have abused drugs and/or alcohol6%
Have engaged in risky social behaviour4%
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Release date

November 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November 1st, 2018 to February 28th, 2019

Number of respondents

7,347 respondents

Age group

12 to 20 year olds

Special properties

those who have been bullied

Method of interview

Online survey

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