UK Bullying

Teachers Are Being Trolled Online - But Not By Who You Might Think

PA | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK

A teachers' union says it is "deeply worrying" that the number of teachers facing abuse on social media from the parents of pupils appears to have ris...

Comedian Has Incredible Response To Being Told She Was Fat And Smelly

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

US comedian Damienne Merlina has hit back at fellow comic Ari Shaffir who used his part in Comedy Central show "Passive Aggressive" to make fun of her...

Hate Attack on Ukip Councillor's Home in Farage Constituency Thanet South

Colin Cortbus | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

Vile thugs have attacked the home of a UKIP Kent county councillor, smearing obscene political hate slogans all over the walls of his garage last weekend. The attack occured in the Thanet South parliamentary constituency where Nigel Farage is standing, and may be part of a cowardly attempt to intimidate political campaigners in advance of the May elections.

Bullying in 'The X Factor' NZ

Natasha Batsford | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Natasha Batsford

If you don't live in New Zealand then this may have passed you by, but there has recently been a bit of controversy surrounding our version of The X Factor.

Bullying in Cosplay

Vix Tree | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Vix Tree

It's bad enough that I have to put up with men trying to take pictures up my skirt with their camera phones when they think I can't see them, but on top of that I now have to contend with being able to hear people whispering that my bum looks enormous in my cat suit, or that my boobs are too big for that character.

Boy Calls Four-Year-Old Cici 'Ugly', She Gives Him A Piece Of Her Mind

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Siahj Chase is just four years old. She's also our new hero. When a little boy at school called Siahj 'ugly', she wasn't about to let his bad attit...

Reflections on a Teen Bra Twanger

Natasha Batsford | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

I can see the children struggle with the idea even as I explain it to them: Usually it is a game of chase that has ended in tears because Esme has become bored but Alfie is determined to keep chasing her anyway.

Sikh Boy Uploads Video Of Classmates Chanting 'Terrorist' At Him On The School Bus

The Huffington Post, UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Shocking footage has emerged which appears to show a child being subjected to racist bullying from classmates on his schoolbus. The boy, who descr...

School Reunion - To Go or Not to Go, That Is The Question

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

I am today a much different person to that child. In some respects I would like to tell him it will be alright and deal with it for him, in others I am glad it has made me the man I am today. I honestly have to be hard pushed to fear anyone so it certainly did one thing for me, it built character.

Online bullying: We Must also Consider Children who Bully Others

Deanna Neilson | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
Deanna Neilson

The best source of help for children in these situations is usually their parents. Whether your child is being bullied or bullying others, it's important to know what's going on in their lives you so can help address the issue and any potentially larger problems behind it.

Is Josie Cunningham Really 'Britain's Most Hated Woman?'

Becky Hopper | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

There are plenty of other people living off the state when they're perfectly capable of working, women who have a constant stream of pregnancies and openly admit they do it for the benefits lifestyle - so why is Josie Cunningham the victim of such abuse?

Why Is it Acceptable for the Media to Judge People Based on Their Appearance?

Rosie Baillie | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Rosie Baillie

You would never accept a job where harsh comments and bullying were part and parcel of the job but it seems we expect celebrities to because they have a better life than the majority of us.

When Healthy Competition Becomes Bullying

Neely Reyes | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK
Neely Reyes

We have good relationships with several agencies in London, and there is often a feeling that the industry is big enough to sustain us all. But, occasionally, I meet people who seem to go out of their way to destroy our small agency.

Ten Things I Wish I Knew as a Teenager

Becky Hopper | Posted 09.02.2015 | 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 14.02.2015 | 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 31.01.2015 | 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 25.01.2015 | 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 23.01.2015 | 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 21.01.2015 | 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 20.01.2015 | 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 18.01.2015 | 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 07.01.2015 | 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'...