At least two children in every class has contemplated suicide because of bullying, a study for the Diana Award has revealed.
More than half, (57 per) cent of children say they have been bullied at some point in their school lives, of which almost one in five (17 per cent) say it had made them feel suicidal.
More than three quarters (78 per cent) of those bullied at school say it had made them anxious and more than half (56 per cent) have not been able to sleep at night.
The Diana Award, a charity set up in honour of Princess Diana and which is backed by her son Prince William, campaigns for anti-bullying pupil ambassadors in schools.
In support of the campaign, Labour MP Chrid Elmore reveals for the first time on a video that he thought of taking his own life after bullies kicked him until he bled, urinated on his PE clothes and spat “all over” his face.
“There were points when I was 13/14 years old when I would have happily not have been here anymore. I googled taking my own life. I thought it would have been easier than dealing with the bullies,” he said.