How would you define bullying?
When carrying out the focus group some of the
students gave good information and helpful answers
which will help us with the rest of our research.
When asking what they would define bullying as the
students said ‘when someone is being repeatedly mean
to another person’. They then went on to say it could
be a number of reasons such as
race, gender,sexuality,religion,etc. they also said that
some bullying isn't in public it can also happen on the
internet this is called ‘cyber bullying’ this type of
bullying has led to many suicides.
Have you ever been bullied or know
anyone that has been?
Although we didn’t get any answers for this question
we believe that if it was because were asking a group of
people who may not have wanted to share their
experience's with bullying, therefore we want to go
back to this questions and ask someone on a one-toone so that maybe they will be more confident and
What do you think is the most reason
people get bullied for?
When asking the focus group this question they replied
with things like people get bullied on how they
look, what clothes they wear or maybe they don’t have
nice clothes like other people and they get picked on or
maybe they don’t have a lot of money to get luxuries
like phones etc. also children can also be bullied for
again sexuality,race,gender,religion,social group and
maybe they intelligence
Where would you go if you were being
bullied both at school and outside
When we asked the focus group this question they gave us
helpful answers, they said if they didn’t have any friends and
didn’t want to talk to a family member they would put their trust
in a teacher and some students said they would stand up for
themselves and others said they would tell a friend , email the
school or tell their parents and some said they would go to the
police or call child line for help.
Do you think bullying affects self
When asking the focus group this question most of
them got involved and gave good helpful answers by
saying it affects your self image because it puts your
confidence down and makes you not care about
yourself anymore you might change they way you look
or harm yourself and if people were calling you names
and saying nasty things you will end up believing it, you
lose all confidence in yourself.
Have you ever heard of the ‘beatbully’
The focus group responded no to this question they don’t know
who the ‘beatbully’ organisation are so they suggested more
posters and it to be advertised on social networking sites i.e.
facebook, twitter and also it’s a good thing the children didn’t
know about the organisation because then we can get them
aware of it and make it more out there and also they suggested
an advert about it on T.V or in cinemas because more people can
see it and be engaged.
If none heard of the organisation then they didn’t use their
website before so they cant say what they thought stood out on
Would you use the ‘beatbully’
The focus group responded to this question as a no
because they feel they don’t want to put their trust into
someone they don’t know they would rather tell a
teacher because they know them, but someone
suggested what if the person that was getting bullied
has no friends they could talk to and didn’t want to tell
family then the ‘beatbully’ organisation would be ideal
for that person.
Have you ever seen any anti-bullying
Everyone in the focus group agreed that there hasn’t
been any anti-bullying adverts on TV and if there had
been they can’t have stood out or been affective, also
teachers agreed they haven’t seen an anti-bullying
advert, the focus group suggested there should be
more anti-bullying adverts so people can see what
bullying actually is and also they can have more of an
idea what to do about it and also identify if their
What would you like to see in an antibullying advert?
The focus group suggested if there was an anti-bullying
advert on TV they would like to see things like different
types of bullying all in one but different scenes and maybe
at the end of the advert something saying ‘stop bullying’ or
‘tell someone’ or maybe a message that people will
remember and make sure the advert stood out so people
will really feel connected and also to make sure it looked
realistic so that people can relate, the teachers also
mentioned it would be good to put the advert where a lot
of people can see it like the cinema because a big audience
will see it and also the advert to help you know where to go
when you need help.