What children's perspectives tell us about inclusion
What children's perspectives tell us about inclusion

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What children's perspectives tell us about inclusion

1.3.2 The effect of bullying

When asked about what makes them unhappy the most commonly cited factor was bullying, either directly of themselves or of others within the school. Children gave the following reasons for feeling unhappy:

‘When people make fun of me’ Male, Year 6

‘Being called [names] for something you can't help …being shy’ Female, Year 10

‘Being told off and called names by the teacher and friends’ Male, Year 6

‘When you hear about other pupils that are being bullied’ Female, Year 10

‘When people pick on me and call me fat’ Female, Year 6

‘Not fitting in’ Female, Year 6

‘The teacher asks for suggestions and I put my hand up all the time and never get asked once …’ Male, Year 5

(Whittaker et al., 1998)

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