UK Bullying

Blogger Brought To Tears After Swimsuit Photo Received '900 Vile Comments'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A blogger who said her swimwear picture received more than 900 hurtful comments has filmed an emotional video in which she pleads for a change in the ...

Instagram Bullying: How Parents Can Protect Their Child From Abuse On The App

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Parents

“There was a phase at our school when people would create Instagram accounts such as ‘Local slags’ or ’School whores,” one teen told HuffPos...

Sticks And Stones?

Dr Louise Theodosiou | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Louise Theodosiou

Successive governments recognise the importance of investing in children's mental health, and the role of schools in developing wellbeing and recognising mental health needs. Yet the figures don't indicate enough of an improvement.

'Traditional' Bullying Still Far Outstrips Online Abuse Among Teens, Experts Claim

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education

“Traditional” bullying like name-calling and exclusion still far outstrips cyber-bullying among teens - despite the huge popularity of social medi...

Lizzie Velasquez On The Lessons She Learnt From Online Trolls

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lizzie Velasquez has had to deal with more than most. At college, she was bullied by online trolls who labelled her ‘the ugliest woman in the world...

Dad Overwhelmed As Hundreds Of Celebs Send Birthday Messages To Son Who Is Being Bullied

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Parents

Celebrities including Stormzy, Russell Crowe, Dawn French and Jason Manford have stepped up to wish a bullied nine-year-old boy a happy birthday. The ...

Parents Share Heartbreaking Story Of How Bullying Drove Son To Suicide

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Parents

A couple have opened up about their son who was driven to suicide due to bullies, in the hope to raise awareness of the impact of bullying. Mark and A...

Stories About Speaking Out Are Vital - It's Why I've Written A Children's Book About A Girl Who Can't

Tamsin Winter | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Parents
Tamsin Winter

I always knew talking was important. I grew up in a noisy, busy family. The only way to get anything was to speak up. The louder, the better. Then once, when I was about six years old, an adult leant down to me and said, "You'd better not talk so much or your voice will run out."

Are You Equipped To Deal With The Changing Face Of Bullying?

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

In a survey of 2,000 parents of children aged between nine and 16, nearly seven out of 10 (68%) said their top concern on the issue was their children being targeted over their physical appearance, followed by popularity (52%) and sexism (26%).

When The White House Houses A Bully

Toni Hargis | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Politics
Toni Hargis

For anyone thinking that Donnie's behavior is funny, harmless or otherwise benign, - it's not.

Why Are Girls So Nasty?

Kerry Whittaker | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Style
Kerry Whittaker

Whilst sitting there and hearing this, I thought to myself 'there is not a chance they are talking about me', as that day I had made a particular effort with my makeup. Realising that they were actually insulting and mocking me, my first thoughts were why would they find it acceptable to laugh at someone's appearance?

Why Are Girls So Nasty?

Kerry Whittaker | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Style
Kerry Whittaker

Whilst sitting there and hearing this, I thought to myself 'there is not a chance they are talking about me', as that day I had made a particular effort with my makeup. Realising that they were actually insulting and mocking me, my first thoughts were why would they find it acceptable to laugh at someone's appearance?

How You Could Avoid '13 Reasons Why'

Sarah Zafar | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Zafar

People have become more selfish towards their own needs, and less empathetic towards others. Instead of talking to each other when we sit next to a stranger, we think that it would be less awkward to gaze down at our phones and pretend we are too busy. The person sitting next to you could be hurting inside, yet you would never know because you did not try asking.

Why Do We Need To Teach All Children About Self-Confidence On National Children's Day?

NaaDei Neequaye-Oyelade | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Parents
NaaDei Neequaye-Oyelade

Confidence in children is evidenced in various ways, so it's important to try to build it so that it follows them straight into adulthood. There are so many things we can do as parents to increase confidence, but one very important way to do this is with the power of reading.

Six Reasons Why 13 Reasons Why Is The Best Thing to happen to TV of late.

Sophie Pope | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Pope

An audience divided, viewers of 13 Reasons Why have had a lot of opinions on how the show televised rape, bullying and suicide. Schools are warning ch...

Bullying, Rape, Suicide... Here's Why I Think '13 Reasons Why' Is One Of The Most Authentic High School Drama Series To Date

Adrienne Titley | Posted 17.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Adrienne Titley

Hannah's fictitious death isn't just a catalyst in a storyline, it's a significant reminder that there are substantial repercussions for our actions. You never know how your actions could affect someone, you can never determine someone's breaking point until it's too late.

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.