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  Some bullied kids say they're bullies too
Updated 27 November 2002, 08.10
Some bullied children turn to bullying themselves
Children who are bullied badly at school are sometimes bullies themselves.

As many as one in five children who are picked on turn tormentor, according to a survey you took part in for CBBC Newsround.

  Click here for the full survey results

Bullying is often physical
This could be because children who are bullied feel helpless, so they take their feelings out on people around them.

Other top findings from our survey include:

  • Almost two thirds of bullied children said they were bullied every day
  • Two thirds said their schools did nothing to help
  • More than a third said the bullying stopped after they told someone
  • Just over one in 10 boys did not tell anyone about being bullied
  • But more than a quarter of girls kept being bullied to themselves
  • More than two thirds of bullying is verbal, but physical bullying is quite common too
  • Girls are just as likely as boys to be bullied physically

  Click here for help with beating bullies

The director of Bullying Online, Liz Carnell, said she wasn't surprised by the findings.

"The CBBC Newsround survey underlines the unacceptable epidemic of bullying in UK schools."

She added that these children are likely to become bullies because they're "lashing out in anger and frustration at their plight".

"They tell us that they sometimes lose control because they're under so much stress."

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