UK Bullying

Ten Things I Wish I Knew as a Teenager

Becky Hopper | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

If I could go back in time, there's so many things I'd tell my teenage self. Those kids you think everyone loves, actually everyone hates them, white foundation is not a good look (yes, I was a goth) and stop putting up with all that shit from people who either act like they're your friends and they're not...

No More Excuses: It's Time to Boycott the Despicable Banter Defence

Daniel Wittenberg | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Wittenberg

If suggestions that the expression is inherently offensive seem somewhat far-fetched, there is no doubt that lad culture has colonised it. We see banter spilling over into both misogyny - reinforcing a false notion that 'catcalling', humiliation and physical harassment are part of a normal night out...

Katie Hopkins Has Called Russell Brand A Bully. Yes That Was The Sound Of Hypocrisy Eating Itself.

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK

A woman who has made a career out of mocking ginger children, overweight celebrities and accusing Muslim men of being wife-beaters has described Russe...

This Girl Proved Her Bullies Wrong Despite Having Seven Heart Operations

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From an early age, Casey Elder knew that her health wasn't quite right. Reaching her teens, she found out she had a condition which caused her heart t...

The Damage Cyber Bullying Does Is as Bad as the Cigarette Scars On My Arms

Susan Boyle | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Susan Boyle

In my day, compared to today, it was a simpler form of bullying - not that I am condoning it in any way - but it was face to face, name calling, physical and mental hurts, you knew the name and the face of the bullies, you knew the familiar outlines as they came towards you so you could run in the opposite direction. Today not only do you have to contend with what I went through you also have to contend with the cyber bullying - the nameless and faceless who say the most disgusting things because they feel they have an anonymity and an autonomy to behave without repercussion.

Enabling the Bystanders

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

If we are to enable young people in their wishes to support each other, or intervene when witnessing aggressive behaviour online, as they would if concerned in the street, we must evaluate and report appropriately online risks, and not paralyse them with nameless terrors that are not typical.

Ginger Pride Is Growing... But Prejudice Still Exists

Emma Kelly | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Kelly

Ginger prejudice and the bullying of redheads (actually, just bullying in general) are still problems in the UK because society continues to treat red hair as a bit of a joke. Somehow, it's socially acceptable to make fun of gingers, both at school and in the media, and it's got to stop.

What Can We Learn From the Fate of Beat Bullying?

Dan Corry | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK
Dan Corry

At NPC we argue that every charity and every funder should try to improve their impact. But because in the sector we are all mission focused, we should always be sharing our knowledge too, even as we have to compete with them in different ways. And that sharing is not only about impact lessons, but issues around failure and mergers.

Don't Let Bullies Take Our Banter

James Brinsford | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK
James Brinsford

We all like a bit of banter. There's nothing like the gentle ribbing of a friend or work colleague that brings a smile to everyone's faces and helps the day pass on a happy note. Banter is one of the ingredients for life and the backbone to many laughs. We all like a bit of banter...

Anti-Bullying Week Irony

Lucy Roberts | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Roberts

Studies carried out by The Anti-bulling Aliance show that people living with any form of disability or additional learning need are more likely to be a victim of bullying. Despite this, anyone can become a victim of bullying, and so this year's theme for anti bullying week is 'Lets Stop Bullying for All'.

Anti-Bullying Month: Learning Resilience

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

November is anti-bullying month: with a rise in press campaigns and awareness around bullying, what is available to parents to support their bullied children, or to prevent their children becoming bullied?

'X Factor' Fleur Opens Up About Racist Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘X Factor’ hopeful Fleur East has spoken candidly about the racism she endured at the hands of bullies, during her school days. MORE 'X FACTOR'...

Is It Normal to 'Get Bollocked' at Work?

Michelle Douglass | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Michelle Douglass

Unless you're in the army, I think it is extremely rare for a work situation to warrant adults insulting, shouting or losing their rag with one another. Screaming at someone in particular is surely a sign of weakness: you've lost control and it's an emotional response in the same way that crying is.

Bullying - It Needs to Stop Now

Stacey Lucas | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Stacey Lucas

Bullying out of the school gates can be deemed as harassment and abusive behaviour which can lead to a criminal record. Are nasty words, painful taunts and physical violence within the school grounds worth it? No.

Police Called Into Schools After Teens Make Burn Books On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Police were called into three high schools after a group of teenagers set up "Burn Book" Twitter accounts - after the name of the gossip diary in Mean...

Red Ginger Hair: Rare and Beautiful or Ugly and Devilish Mutation

Ama Yawson | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ama Yawson

Again, please excuse the title which references the outrageous myth that red hair is a sign of witchcraft. Of course red hair a beautiful gift from God. But as I have said in prior articles, no one ever healed a wound that is consistently being stabbed by ignoring it.

Cost of School Leading to Bullying for Children in Poverty - Action Needed

Matthew Reed | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK
Matthew Reed

A third of children living in the poorest families said they had fallen behind at school because their family couldn't afford a computer or internet access.

Purple Reigns: Spirit Day 2014 at Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School, Birmingham, UK

Claire Stoneman | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Claire Stoneman

At the very end of Spirit Day, the entire school emptied onto the playground for a photograph to show our unity for all young LGBT people who have faced bullying, abuse or discrimination. And as our pupils jostled and argued over who would get to hold the rainbow flag, I knew that we had made a difference, and that things would never be the same again.

What to Do When Your Friends Are Parenting, Borderline Patronising, You

Olga Levancuka | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

Some studies claim that a break-up with a close friend harms your heart the same if not more, as a break-up with your beloved. But don't be tempted, it is time to get busy. You have new friends to meet, new relationships to build and new opportunities to fulfill.

Coming Out Ginger

Lloyd Mallison | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lloyd Mallison

My mentality towards being picked on for being red headed was that it was a pretty weak thing to pick on someone for. Which frankly made it all the more frustrating. That I was bullied by another ginger made it all the worse.

Bullying on My Mind

Matt Zitron | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Zitron

For the last twenty two of my thirty one years on this planet, bullying has been on my mind. I've suffered it, in some circumstances I've done it, and now with two children I consider its practise. It's almost never far from the news and again it seems another British teenager has lost their life because of it.

Robin Williams's Daughter Is Back On Twitter With This Quote About Bullying

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Robin Williams's daughter has returned to Twitter, three weeks after quitting the site after users sent her fake photos of her father's dead body. ...

Why We Should Remove 'Victim' From Our Vocabulary

Sophie Pope | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

Do we really want to go through life being labelled a victim? The word 'victim' connotes frailty. It says 'handle with care', 'don't push it', 'poor thing'. Do we want to be looked at that way just because of an isolated incident that happened through no fault of our own?

Why for Many Going Back to School Is the Worst Day of the Year

BritChick Paris | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Leaving my parents and the comfort of my home was the first wrench. Entering the playground felt more like walking into a battlefield. Seeing the different groups, the popular, the pretty, the sporty and then finally the geeks - where I usually ended up. The next obstacle was walking into class and praying someone would sit next to me.

Bullying Disabled People Is Never Ok - But It's Even Worse When You've Got 8.7Million Fans Watching

Lisa Egan | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Egan

If Takei - or one of his friends or relatives for that matter - was just trying to do the weekly shop and stood up for a second to grab a bottle of wine to serve with lunch, and ended up being a joke that 8.7million people were laughing at: I wonder if he'd still find it so funny?