UK Bullying

Woman Body-Shamed While Eating Ice Cream Has A Powerful Message For All Of Us

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who was randomly body-shamed by motorists has shared a “brave” video urging people to carefully consider their actions and the impact they...

Project Teen: Six Things I'd Say To My Teenage Self

Samantha Walsh | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

Don't be ashamed of your USP. (That's Unique Selling Point, kiddo). Yes, you do have one. Several, in fact. You're a six foot natural blonde with brains, for Christ's sake. Instead of hunching your shoulders and mooching about like Herman Munster, push your shoulders back, stand tall and be proud.

Don't Let Bullying Managers - Destroy You!

Dawn-Maria France | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Dawn-Maria France

Don't tolerate bullying. No one deserves to feel uncomfortable, harassed or victimised in any workplace. And if you witness bullying in the workplace - report it. Ignoring it makes you complicit in the bullying - effectively, a bully yourself.

How Parents And Kids Can Help Spread Holly Willoughby And Phillip Schofield's Anti-Bullying Message

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Parents

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield have kicked off their ‘Be Kind’ campaign on ‘This Morning’ to spread an anti-bullying message. The TV p...

Aren't We All Being Bullied?

Emmy Brunner | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emmy Brunner

We exist in a culture that thrives on and endorses a covert, widespread bullying. Marketing campaigns tell us on a daily basis that we are not good enough, smart enough, slim enough, fit enough or pretty enough, and that because of these deficiencies we are somehow not fully formed human beings.

The Phenomenon Of Making Women Doubt Their Sanity Isn't New, But Gaslighting Finally Gives Us A Way To Call It Out

Grace Garland | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Grace Garland

Gaslighting, the act of manipulating someone by psychological means into doubting their own sanity, was named after a play and subsequent movie where a husband convinces his wife she is going mad by gradually dimming the lights, whilst telling her it is only her who thinks the lights are flickering.

Girls Compete. Women Empower

Jenna Newell | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenna Newell

What worries me is that some women are weaker or more easily intimidated. I've become strong enough to not let drama like that affect me but that's not the same for everyone. Whatever happened to supporting each other through thick and thin? To raising other women up, empowering them?

School's Out!

Jaelithe Leigh-Brown | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
Jaelithe Leigh-Brown

He's kind, caring and one of the most compassionate people I know. But since he started school he's slowly lost his confidence and his belief in himself. He's too caught up with what other people think of him because he's been bullied over and over.

How Being Funny Saved My Bacon - What It Felt LIke To Be An English Immigrant In The United Kingdom

Lisa Ives | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

I know I'm a funny lady because my mum told me so. And I see the fruits of my labour on the face of the person I'm talking to as it contorts into the kind of expression reserved for private appearances only. That's when you know you ARE bloody funny.

Parents Who Found Out Their Child Was A Bully Explain How They Felt

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Parents

Every parent likes to believe that their children are always kind and compassionate, but sadly that sometimes just isn’t the case. With Childline gi...

Tools To Beat Bullying

Cai Graham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

Bullying is all about an abuse of power. The bully gains their power by controlling and terrorising others. By removing that 'fear' the person being bullied can take back their control.

People Who Were Bullied Reveal How It Changed Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The effects of childhood bullying can stay with people well into adulthood - to the point where it affects everyday life. While a small portion of pe...

Chelsea Clinton Defends Barron Trump From Online Trolls – But Bares Her Teeth At His Father

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton has pleaded with the public not to bully Donald Trump’s youngest son Barron. The 10-year-old was ridiculed onl...

Army Life: The Other Side Of The Story

Rhianna Louise | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rhianna Louise

Fewer than half of soldiers say they'd recommend Army life to a friend. While the Army says it offers a bond that 'lasts a lifetime', many veterans struggle to rebuild the social support networks they need, which leaves them more vulnerable to delayed-onset mental health problems.

Size 26 Woman Writes Open Letter To Bullies Who Laughed At Her In The Gym

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman trying to improve her health and fitness has written an open letter to people who repeatedly laugh at her in the gym. The unnamed Reddit user,...

My Anxiety At Returning To School After Christmas

Mark Thomas | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Parents
Mark Thomas

It's only since becoming a dad I realise where the strength must have come from. You've told me countless times "you'll know what it's like when you have your own", and you were right.

Do You Always Need To Defend Yourself?

Maggie Currie | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Living with people who are verbally abusive or verbally aggressive can be very demanding on your time and energy. But does it have to be that way? Th...

Let's Spend A Penny On Human Rights

Steve Scown | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK
Steve Scown

Imagine an organisation that could advise parliament on improving human rights and monitor our national compliance with international treaties. An organisation that works across the public and private sectors to protect individuals from unequal treatment. An organisation empowered to take legal action to tackle discrimination wherever it occurs.

Anti-Bullying Campaigner Lizzie Velasquez Responds To Harsh Meme

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When they go low, we go high. These words, famously spoken by Michelle Obama earlier this year, epitomise the work carried out by anti-bullying campai...

It's Already Hard Enough: When Teacher Complaints Are Teacher Abuse

Anna-Christina Connelly | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Anna-Christina Connelly

If you've ever worked in any school, in any capacity, you will probably have been warned about certain parents. They are the kind who will always q...

Bullying Is Not 'Just Banter'

Daniel Singleton | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Daniel Singleton

Is there a lesson for us here? I'm not sure, but bullying exists because we allow it: we get the society we are prepared to put up with. We have to decide we won't excuse bullying in our classrooms, staff rooms, workplaces and most of all in ourselves.

Girls Are Regularly Sexually Harassed In School But The Government Is 'Doing Nothing'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

The Government is under fire from MPs and charities after rejecting calls for statutory action to tackle sexual violence and harassment in schools. A ...

Unmasking Mental Illness In Children

Arthur Peirce | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

What there may need to be is a greater, wider understanding of how these causes affect the mental health of the children who suffer them. As, again, a great deal of childhood mental health problems are environmental rather than biological.

Anti-Bullying Week: We Are Failing Young LGBT People

Sarah Champion | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

Almost 50 years ago, we decriminalised homosexuality between consenting adults in the UK. It was a landmark moment. Since then we have made huge strid...

How To Recognise When Your Child Is Being Cyberbullied

Diarmuid Hudner | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents
Diarmuid Hudner

Cyberbullying, just like any other form of bullying, is harmful to our children. A bullied child is isolated because of their opinions, how they look or what they do. Cyberbullying adds a further dimension in that it allows bullying to be spread faster and wider.