Bullied score lower

27th November 2009 at 00:00

Bullied teenagers attain significantly lower exam results than other children, according to a study that claims a first in proving a statistical correlation between abuse at school and educational achievement. The GCSE results of children in England bullied at 14 or 15 are two grades lower, and their total score is 13 fewer points, according to the government-backed report. Researchers studied 10,000 children; the full findings are due to be published in January.

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