Schools throughout Lincolnshire have been asked to gather the views of children and young people about bullying this week as part of Anti Bullying Week.
Last year saw up to 90 schools taking part, in the programme designed to give a snapshot of children and young people’s views on bullying.
Results compared to the previous year showed a decrease in the number of instances of bullying reported and more pupils believed their schools were dealing with issues of bullying.
Executive councillor for children’s services at Lincolnshire County Council Patricia Bradwell (Con) said: “This will be the third year of our census survey and we hope more schools will take part this year to give a more comprehensive picture of what it going on in the county.
“It helps us to identify any problem areas and respond to the experiences and concerns of young people. Schools who take part are given spread sheets of their data and comparisons with the rest of the county, helping them to monitor their progress and develop their own targeted support.”
Pupils have also been taking part in anti-bullying workshops, assemblies and presentations and schools have been provided with new resources to prevent bullying.