UK Bullying

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...

Why You Must Fight Tyson Fury, the 18 Stone Weakling

Richard Fry | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Sport
Richard Fry

I believe in free speech and uphold Fury's right to say what he wants. I am less supportive of a public-funded body who choose to reinforce hate-filled views via an awards nomination but I am glad I have a right to respond.

Bash, Berate, Bully - 'Below the Belt' Politics

Grace Thompson | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Politics
Grace Thompson

The past few weeks haven't been the proudest in the history of UK politics, for many reasons. One aspect of political culture, in particular, has stuc...

The Tory Party Is Interviewing Its Own Chairman Over Tragic Bullying Allegations

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.11.2015 | UK Politics

The Tories have confirmed party chairman Lord Feldman is being interviewed as a witness as part of an inquiry into the handling of bullying and blackm...

How to Talk to Kids About Terrorist Attacks

Melissa Hood | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Parents
Melissa Hood

What has happened in Paris and in Beirut recently is a very shocking and terrible thing and how you talk to your children about it will vary a lot depending on the age of your children and their temperament and your own values. While everyone will be appalled by what has happened there may be different aspects of it that you would want to highlight to your children.

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 03.12.2015 | 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...