UK Bullying

How to Beat the Bullies

Professor Ewan Gillon | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ewan Gillon

The most important thing is to stay healthy as this will mean you're firing on all cylinders physically, emotionally and psychologically when facing the bully. Bullies crave an emotional response so do your best to remain calm and rational, no matter how upset you may be feeling inside.

Stand Up Against Bullying

Kate Elliott | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Elliott

I hope that by sharing my story and helping prompt the start of a conversation about bullying, other people may feel empowered to share their own story or make an effort to not turn a blind eye to bullying. One of the greatest maintaining factors of silence, making others aware of what's going on and seeking support can enable individuals to get through being bullied.

Shine Your Light On Them #NoBystanders

Radu Asandei | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Radu Asandei

We've seen in the news, homophobes throwing people off of buildings simply for being perceived as gay! All because we dare to love another human being.  How can that be anything but evil?

Cyberbullying: A Parent's Guide to Prevention

Vicki Marinker | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Tech
Vicki Marinker

This week is Anti-Bullying Week so I've been hunting around on the internet (safely obvs) to find the best advice about how to prevent, and deal with bullying - particularly cyberbullying.

Heartbreaking Anti-Bullying Video Captures Chilling Fear Many Children Face Alone

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Parents

The fear experienced by victims of bullying has been captured in a heartbreaking video called I Am Holly. The clip was made by students and teacher...

Are the Kids Really Going Mad?

Dave Clements | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

"That's mad!" I thought as I read Future in Mind, a report published by the Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce. Set up ...

There Are 'Serious Mental Health Consequences' For Young People Who Are Bullied At School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

There are "serious mental health consequences" for young people who are bullied at school, a charity is warning, as it emerged almost two thirds of pu...

Internet Trolls and Uncivil Disagreement

Julian Vigo | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Tech
Julian Vigo

Having a different point of view in the bygone days of coffee shop rendez-vous while sustaining vigorous debate used to be a good thing. Today having a different point of view means that the unusual individual is a bigot, a foe, a murderer, and a general traitor to the "established" group think on any number of subjects. Take your pick.

'I Want To Be The New Normal': Teen Bullied For Being Born Without Anus Gives Incredible Speech To Her School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who has been bullied for most of her life after being born without an anus or rectum delivered an incredible speech to her school saying sh...

Young Gay People Are Twice As Likely To Be Bullied As Their Straight Peers

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Teenagers aged 14 to 16 who are lesbian, gay or bisexual are twice as likely to be physically bullied and socially excluded than their straight peers ...

Let's Talk About Self-Esteem

Fran Hayden | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

Someone that I grew up with recently unearthed a photo of me at 11 years old as she was packing to move, and when she shared it with me, my heart stopped. It stopped because I remembered. I remember how it felt to be the fat friend.

Autism: Bullying and Loneliness

Bob Morgan | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Parents
Bob Morgan

He has no friends. He thought he had at least one friend at school - until a couple of months ago. This one supposed friend turned on him along with several others and pushed him around and kicked him.

An Open Letter to My Bullies

Fran Hayden | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

I refuse to be bullied ever again, I refuse to be put down or told that I'm not good enough. I refuse to be told that I'm unloveable, because I know, no matter what, that I will always without question, love myself.

We Often Forget Online Abuse Has Real World Repercussions

Lizzie Roberts | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Roberts

We can all learn a lesson from Mean Girls here: "Calling somebody else fat won't make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn't make you any smarter. And ruining [someone else's] life definitely didn't make me any happier."

Blind High School Student Thanks 'Hero' Friend Who Stopped Bully From Beating Him Up

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A blind Californian teen has hailed his friend a "hero" and thanked him for saving his life after he was viciously attacked by a bully at school. A...

Bully Punches Blind Kid And Receives Instant Karma

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

A schoolground bully has been taught a lesson in justice after throwing a punch at a blind teenager. Footage of the incident captures the disturbi...

Gay Man Shuts Down Little Sister's Homophobic Bully In Withering Facebook Post

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

A man has posted an open letter to his little sister’s bully after she was told it was “disgusting” she had a gay brother. Joseph Flinders, ...

Johnny Depp On What He Would Do If Someone Bullied His Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Parents

Johnny Depp has shown his protective side by saying he would "destroy" anyone who bullied his kids. The 52-year-old actor has two children with for...

Why Do We Dread the Start of a New School Year?

BritChick Paris | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Parents
BritChick Paris

Parents can inevitably struggle with this painful process. Many avoid talking about Back to School for fear of upsetting the present happy moment. It often gets left to the last minute or gets lost in the rush to prepare packed lunches and bags.

Kylie Jenner's Anti-Bullying Campaign Features Woman With Pfeiffer Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who was born with a rare genetic disorder has shared strong messages of self love and body confidence on social media - and it's safe to say, ...

Nine-Year-Old Boy Can't Wait To Show Off New Bionic Hand At School

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

A nine-year-old boy, who was previously bullied for having one hand, has become the first person in the UK to be fitted with a child-sized bionic hand...

Henry Cavill Gets Revenge On Childhood Bullies In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Henry Cavill has revealed how he got back at the bullies who teased him during his teenage years. SEE MORE: Henry Cavill - From 'The Body' To An A...

School's Out and Not Just for Summer

Claire Stoneman | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Stoneman

Homophobia and transphobia kills. LGBT young people are two to three times more likely to commit suicide than their straight peers. They are also more likely to self-harm and suffer from depression

My First Time

David Deady | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Deady

I remember the first time I was called a faggot. I was sixteen, standing outside my maths classroom after lunch.

House Of Teen In Birmingham Bullying Video Vandalised By Angry Mob

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The 16-year-old who was filmed forcing two schoolgirls to their knees and assaulting them has had to flee her home after it was vandalised by an angry...