UK Bullying

Why I'm Doing a Topless Comedy Show

Samantha Pressdee | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Samantha Pressdee

I feel safe and liberated standing in front of a crowd topless. Its a way of reclaiming my body and sexuality. Free the Nipple is not about telling other women (or men) what to do, its about choice, body equality and perception.

A Touching Tale About Why We Should Never Judge Others Too Quickly

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man has been praised for standing up for a woman who was being harassed in a cinema, despite people initially thinking he was causing trouble. The ...

Parents Admit They know nothing About Risky Sites Their Kids Visit

Maz Deo | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents
Maz Deo

Bullying: it's every parent's worst nightmare. It used to be the case that our children were safe once we got them within our own four walls. But not any more. Now bullying can take place right under your nose, with the sorts of digital apps and games that so many children use proving to be a funnel for harmful abuse.

Mental Health and Bullying

Katie Buckingham | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Buckingham

A study undertaken by anti-stigma campaign Time to Change found that 15% of young people experienced bullying as a result of their mental health problem.

How Two Apples Can Teach Kids The Emotional Impact Of Bullying

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents

A teacher perfectly illustrated the damaging effect bullying can have on kids using two red apples. Prior to her lesson, the teacher from Staffordshir...

Girl's Bullying Petition Reaches More Than 70,000 Signatures

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents

More than 70,000 people have signed a petition to raise awareness of a 13-year-old girl who is getting bullied at her school. Tayla Sekhmet, from Aust...

Prince William Comes Out in Support of the LGBT Community

Cal Strode | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cal Strode

Prince William recently met members of the LGBT+ community after inviting them to Kensington Palace to listen to their experience of bullying and the mental health impacts it can have. Today it was announced that the Duke will make a historic appearance on the cover of Attitude Magazine, the UK's most popular gay magazine.

Teen Committed Suicide After ‘Bullies Posted Nude Shower Video To Snapchat’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

A teenage girl committed suicide after her friends allegedly filmed her in the shower and posted the video to Snapchat. Tovonna Holton took a gun from...

The Sheer Amount of Racism on Social Media Is Exhausting

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

What we really need is for social giants like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to take a real stake in fostering a culture change. I'm talking about something that's developed by and for black people because I'm bored of calling people out and feeling alone. It's emotionally distressing and it's time we had some progressive backing.

LGBT+ Inclusion in Education Saves Lives and Must Be Funded

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Shaun Dellenty

Three million pounds can never replace the countless nameless souls we have lost, both in the UK and around the world since formal education began, whose lives were terminally compromised by prejudice, discrimination and hate. It is to these people that I wish to dedicate my recent awards and honours, in addition to everyone who has invited me along to speak or supported my work.

Children's Mental Health - A Top Priority?

Kathryn Berens | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

We need to get our children talking about these issues: facing up to them and admitting there is a problem is half the battle. We need to use the power of the internet and the media to spread the word and to open up the communication channels so that our children know they have someone to go to and that they are not alone.

Bullied Kids 'Wrongly Prescribed' Anti-Depressants, Parents Warned

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents

Children are being wrongly prescribed anti-depressants as a result of being bullied, a leading mental health campaigner has said. The Department for ...

The Duke Of Cambridge Has Some Ambitious Plans To Tackle Cyberbullying

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK

The Duke of Cambridge has announced an ambitious plan to bring together an industry-wide taskforce to tackle cyberbullying and support young people an...

I'm Autistic - So What?

Adam Bradford | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bradford

Whenever I talk about my autism diagnosis to people it feels like I'm treated like some kind of special specimen, almost like I've got a disease or tentacles growing out of my head and everyone is amazingly intrigued.

My Gastric Sleeve and Fat-Shaming

Mette Poynton | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

On the 28 November 2015, I underwent weight loss surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy or a gastric sleeve. I wrote about why I needed this operation in my previous blogs, "My Gastric Sleeve and Me" and My Gastric Sleeve and PCOS.

Cara Delevingne: Negative Social Media Buttons Could 'Inspire A Wave Of Bullying'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Cara Delevingne has shared some pretty strong views on the idea of a Facebook 'dislike' button. Speaking to The Sunday Times, the model said that ...

Magician Dynamo On Showing Childhood Bullies Anything Is Possible

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

He's famous for walking across the River Thames and levitating above The Shard, but magician Dynamo has been making "the impossible possible" since he...

Ijime: We Must Address The Rise Of Bullying In Japan

Yumiko Sato | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK
Yumiko Sato

To reduce the number of incidents of ijime, we as adults must face the problems of our society. If we want our children to respect their differences and to be kind to those who are vulnerable, we must project that. What's happening to our children is a microcosm of our society.

Early Intervention Is the Key to Preventing Bullying

Claude Knights | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK
Claude Knights

I remember when reports of bullying were greeted with a shrug, judged as just part of growing up. We all can recall the children deemed "weird" or different, who were teased mercilessly over their clothing, their accent, their interests, their awkwardness.

Being Bullied as a Child Still Hurts Me Today

Jody Thompson | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

I simply can't imagine how much harder it is to be a young child today, let alone dealing with bullying. You're already coping with the relentless pressures of constant testing at school, homework from a young age, the sometime insidious effects of all-pervading social media and the internet, plus fearful parents who rarely let you play outside.

Revenge Porn's New Low

Mia Doring | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Tech
Mia Doring

Revenge porn is so last year though. This year in new ways to demean and humiliate women and how to top the charts in low living creepdom, it's all about "C*m Tributes". And it is highly disturbing.

Mum Writes Powerful Open Letter To Son's Bullies

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has written a powerful open letter after learning her son was being bullied at school. MaryAnn Parisi, from Connecticut, America, said she...

A Teen Whose Name Is 'Isis' Recorded A Video About What It's Like To Be Bullied In The Hope Of Helping Others

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An American teenage girl called Isis has recorded a video about being bullied over of her name in the hope she can help others in the same situation. ...

Moving On

Julian Vigo | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK
Julian Vigo

A nomadic childhood allowed me to witness the various ways in which people bond, communicate, disagree, conceive of the social, and form friendships while also lending me a certain objective distance, a detachment of sorts, from the very lives I observed.

Kylie Jenner Shares Heartbreaking Story Of Male Rape Survivor

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Kylie Jenner has shared a heartbreaking story of a young man who was physically, sexually and emotionally abused by his partner. Matteo Bologna, wh...