Staying Safe Local Survey

A local survey investigating the safety concerns of local young people.

Survey Sample

The Primary sample consisted of 2833 children between 8 and 11 years of age, 50.4% of which were female. The majority of the sample reported that they were White British (85%).

In total, the Secondary sample consisted of 2350 children between 12 and 16 years of age, 69.2% of which were male. The majority of the sample reported that they were White British (90%).

Primary School age children responses were as follows:

Internet Safety

64% of boys and 55% of girls responded that they have chatted on the Internet.

Feeling Safe

86% of pupils rated their safety at school as ‘good’ or ‘very good’; 43% said the same of going out after dark.

20% of pupils rated their safety when going out after dark as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’; 2% said the same of being at school.

Bullying

43% of pupils responded that they at least ‘sometimes’ feel afraid of going to school because of bullying.

11% of pupils responded that they ‘often’ or ‘very often’ feel afraid of going to school because of bullying.

32% of pupils responded that they have been bullied at or near school in the last 12 months, while 15% said they ‘don’t know’ if they have been.

19% of pupils responded that they have deliberately upset or hurt someone else at school in the last 12 months, while 18% said they ‘don’t know’ if they have.

4% of pupils responded that their school deals with bullying ‘badly’, while 10% said that bullying is not a problem in their school.

63% of pupils responded that their school deals with bullying ‘quite’ or ‘very’ well.

77% of pupils responded that they think their school takes bullying seriously, while 17% said they ‘don’t know’ if it does.

33% of pupils responded that they were pushed/hit for no reason in the month before the survey and 17% said they had belongings taken/broken.

41% of pupils responded that they were bullied recently and told their Mum or Dad/carer, while 35% said they told a teacher or other staff at school; 10% told no-one.

48% of pupils responded that the bullying problem stopped after telling someone, while 20% said it didn’t stop.

This works out as 56% of those pupils who told someone responding that the bullying problem stopped.

20% of pupils responded that they think they are being picked on or bullied because of their size or weight, while 15% think it is because of their ability (being better or worse at lessons than most people).

Secondary young people commented:

E-safety

88% of boys and 85% of girls responded that they have chatted on the Internet.

72% said that they always follow the advice they have been given on how to stay safe while chatting online.

Bullying (percentages are young people who identified themselves as LGB or Trans)

50% (24%) of pupils responded that they at least ‘sometimes’ feel afraid of going to school because of bullying.

14% (5%) of pupils responded that they ‘often’ or ‘very often’ feel afraid of going to school because of bullying.

40% (20%) of pupils responded that they have been bullied at or near school in the last 12 months, while 5% (9%) said they ‘don’t know’ if they have been.

31% (16%) of pupils responded that they have deliberately upset or hurt someone else at school in the last 12 months, while 12% (18%) said they ‘don’t know’ if they have.

24% (13%) of pupils responded that their school deals with bullying ‘badly’, while 5% (4%) said that bullying is not a problem in their school.

19% (38%) of pupils responded that their school deals with bullying ‘quite’ or ‘very’ well.

33% (54%) of pupils responded that they think their school takes bullying seriously, while 29% (31%) said they ‘don’t know’ if it does.

23% (15%) of pupils responded that they were pushed/hit for no reason in the month before the survey and 21% (10%) said they have had belongings taken/broken.

23% (18%) of pupils responded that they experienced negative behaviour outside at school during breaktimes, while 28% (20%) said they experienced it in a classroom during breaktimes.

14% (15%) of pupils responded that they were bullied recently and told their Mum or Dad/carer, while 16% (8%) said they told a teacher or other staff at school.

12% (18%) of pupils responded that the bullying problem stopped after telling someone, while 27% (11%) said it didn’t stop.

22% (24%) of boys and 53% (30%) of girls think they are being picked on or bullied because of their size or weight.

56% (30%) of boys and 67% (40%) of girls think they are being picked on.

The senior officer for education safeguarding and on-line protection/e-safety officer will be reviewing all training and support for schools to look at how to improve outcomes for children and young people.

More information

For more information, please contact the Education Standards and Effectiveness team using the following details:

Tel: 01302 736743

Email: esande@doncaster.gov.uk

 

Last updated: 19 December 2016 16:47:44