UK Bullying

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.

There Is No Such Thing As Bullying

Sarah Newton | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Newton

During Anti- Bullying week awareness increases around the whole topic, I can't help but raise a question that has been on my mind for a while and that is about the actual word Bullying. I can't help but wonder if it isn't time to ditch the word altogether.

Tackling The Trolls: Protecting Children From Cyberbullies

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Nicholas Shaw

This generation never knew a world without the Internet. With near on constant connection with their peers, social media has taken a dominant role in school age socialising. But much of this is invisible to us as parents.

10 Ways To Deal With Playground Bullies (And I Mean The Mums Not The Kids)

Kate Beavis | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Beavis

Over the last 5 years, while standing in the playground I have seen it all. Not only seen it, but heard tales of other parents feeling lonely, isolated and panic stricken at having to go and collect their children from school

Not All Workplace Bullies Are Like Malcolm Tucker

Shumon Ali-Rahman | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Shumon Ali-Rahman

Anti-bullying workplace policies and managers with good people management skills are essential and it's important to have a positive workplace climate so that people have the confidence to report bullying when it happens.

My Child Is Being Cyberbullied - How Can I Help?

Diarmuid Hudner | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Parents
Diarmuid Hudner

As parents, we can find it hard to deal with this topic. We simply haven't experienced it ourselves. Let's aim to understand it better together and get three helpful tips on what to do should it happen to your child.

Parents And Schools Urged To Work Together To Tackle High Rates Of Bullying Once And For All

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Parents

Two thirds of children have been bullied more than eight times and it is having a negative impact on their education, a large-scale study has found. M...

Masculinity In The Digital Age

Lana McDonagh | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech
Lana McDonagh

bmm banner.jpg A redefinition is in order. It is time we finally addressed these issues, looked after the mental health of future generations of young men and ditched these limiting, archaic stereotypes. Only then can we implement positive societal change and proactively reduce rates of bullying and crime, as we now know these to be interlinked.

Bullying, Disability, And School

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Fadhil is a 10-year old boy who lives in a small village on the outskirts of Pontianak in West Kalimantan. He has never been anywhere during his lifet...

Tearful Mum Urges Parents And Children To Give Her Son A Chance

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has spoken out in defence of her son who is often called a “bully” at school. Sonia Buckley, from Victoria, Australia, explained her son Bil...

Artist Tessa Farmer Discusses Battling Anxiety and Depression

Kirsty Bosley | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kirsty Bosley

It was World Mental Health Day on Monday, and it has opened up a dialogue about a subject that just doesn't seem to be talked about nearly enough. On...

Addicted to the Internet

Janet Devlin | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Janet Devlin

Thanks to the dawning of the age of technology, I was never alone. I sought solace on the Internet. Ostracised from my peers in the real world, I found many a friend on the web - most of whom shared similar stories to mine.

Advice For Parents Or Carers Supporting A Person With PTSD

Rosie Burnham | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Burnham

When I was first diagnosed, I became extremely withdrawn. I hated being touched, hugged, or shown love because I felt I was unlovable, unworthy, unclean, and frightened. This was even with my own family. My mum continued to support and hug me even when I would push her away. A simple hug makes all the difference, this allowed me to grow to trust and love again.

Jeremy Vine Pens Powerful Letter To Bullied Essex Teen After Seeing Shocking Attack Video

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK

Jeremy Vine has penned a heartfelt letter to the 15-year-old boy in Essex who was “savagely” attacked by bullies in a park, after video of the dis...

Bullying Can Leave Children With Mental Health Scars For Life - We Need To Take It Seriously

Natasha Phillips | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK
Natasha Phillips

Research has emerged that suggests bullying could be more detrimental to a child's mental health than physical abuse. A US study of 1,420 children found that those who had been bullied, but not maltreated, were almost four times more likely to have mental health problems than children who were maltreated... So why do we continue to diminish the effect bullying has on children's mental health?

Kids 8 Times More Likely To Search 'Cyberbullying' In October

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Parents

Children searching for advice and support about cyberbullying soars in October just after kids have returned to school, statistics have shown. In 201...

To The Boy In The Corner

Stacey Hirlam | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Parents
Stacey Hirlam

What I am is a mother and in that split second I saw someone potentially laughing and pointing at my own son or daughter in ten years time and my instinct to protect those who are perhaps a little more vulnerable than others just kicked in.

Back To The Playground

Caragh Little | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK
Caragh Little

The new school year has started. First day photos have been taken, schoolbags have grown heavy with new books, and the reality of homework and early morning alarm clocks is beginning to set in. The evenings are shortening and the papers are speculating about the chances of an Indian Summer. It's September again...

Bullied For Being Boobless At Twelve

Larissa Scotting | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Larissa Scotting

It was a joke that stuck around just a bit too long. I remember exactly when it started - that's how much the experience affected me at the time, and ...

It Was Acceptable In The '80s

Terry-Ann Kibbles | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK
Terry-Ann Kibbles

When the new Indian family moved in and bought the shop, I was selfishly very happy. As a seven year old, I was over the moon that 'proper' Indians had moved in and my mother and I were no longer the only 'Pakis' in the village. They had two children the around same age as me. They were darker than me, they had Indian names, they were Hindu and they owned a shop.