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51% Cornish School Children Play Dumb in Class to Avoid Bullying

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7:01am 19th November 2012

Pirate FM has learnt more than half of children in Cornwall are playing dumb in class to avoid being bullied.

A quarter have given up doing something they are good at or enjoy to avoid being targeted.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance says almost one in three in the Duchy has thrown a sickie because they are so scared of their tormentors.

Spokesman Ross Hendry said: "After the Olympics, after the Paralympics, the country was on a high thinking we would celebrate talent and achievement. Yet the day to day experience of children and young people is that if they stick out, if they're different, they're often bullied for that. Even if it's something they're very good at.

"Most bullying still takes place face-to-face, in person. Often the internet bullying starts by the face-to-face bullying at a school level."

Broken down, the report shows that despite the popularity of shows such as The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, many children are afraid to show their creative ability, with 11% having stopped singing, 9% dancing, and 8% drama after being bullied as a result, with 8% also having quit sport for the same reason.

Close to one in five have pretended they are not good at maths, almost one in eight science and one in 14 art, for fear of bullying.

What to do if you are being bullied

Don't Ignore it - Bullies do not tend to go away on their own and it may get worse. Remember that it is not your fault and is not something that you have to put up with.

Tell Someone - It could be a teacher, a parent or another adult that you trust. You can ask your mates to look out for you too.

Keep a Record - They are horrible, but keep any texts, emails or notes you get sent. That way it will be more difficult for the bully to deny it.

If you want to speak to someone about bullying or get more tips then try clicking here.

7:01am 19th November 2012

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