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Being bullied is an experience common to many children. There are no uniform ways that people categorise bullying or collect statistics, hence the difference in figures. From a small sample, the DfES reported that 4.3% of pupils said they were bullied two or three times per month. However, in 2003 the Thomas Coram Research Institute for Childline, using focus groups and questionnaires, reported that 51% of primary schools pupils and 54% of secondary school pupils said that bullying was a "big" or "quite a big" problem in their school.