UK Bullying

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.

'Back to School' - A Worrying Term

Barry Richardson | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK
Barry Richardson

With the new school term fast-approaching, the 'back to school' narrative is practically inescapable. Supermarket shelves are jam-packed with stationary and television screens blare out the latest offers on school uniforms.

Boy Born With Facial Cleft Finds Adorable Way To Make Friends

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Parents

A boy with a severe facial cleft from his left eye to his mouth has come up with an adorable way to make friends as he starts a new school term. Ethan...

Video Shows Theresa May 'Congratulating' Tatler Tory At Heart Of Bullying Row

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK

Theresa May warmly congratulated the so-called “Tatler Tory” at the centre of the Conservative bullying row during a party campaign event, it has ...

'Whitewash' Conservative Bullying Inquiry Exonerates Top Tories, Father Of Dead Son Says

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

The father of a young Tory activist who killed himself, sparking an inquiry into allegations of bullying within the Conservative party, has branded a ...

14 #BossMoves To Deal With An Influential/Celebrity Troll, When You're Influential Too...

Marsha Wright | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marsha Wright

Sometimes it's hard to understand why they're attacking you, and it's bad enough when the keyboard warriors come for you in their scores... but what if a fandom comes for you? What if it's a celebrity you respect? What if someone says something that could really affect your brand? What if they try to destroy you, your business, your puppy, and the horse you rode in on?

Why I'm Doing a Topless Comedy Show

Samantha Pressdee | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Samantha Pressdee

I feel safe and liberated standing in front of a crowd topless. Its a way of reclaiming my body and sexuality. Free the Nipple is not about telling other women (or men) what to do, its about choice, body equality and perception.

A Touching Tale About Why We Should Never Judge Others Too Quickly

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A man has been praised for standing up for a woman who was being harassed in a cinema, despite people initially thinking he was causing trouble. The ...

Parents Admit They know nothing About Risky Sites Their Kids Visit

Maz Deo | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents
Maz Deo

Bullying: it's every parent's worst nightmare. It used to be the case that our children were safe once we got them within our own four walls. But not any more. Now bullying can take place right under your nose, with the sorts of digital apps and games that so many children use proving to be a funnel for harmful abuse.

Mental Health and Bullying

Katie Buckingham | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Buckingham

A study undertaken by anti-stigma campaign Time to Change found that 15% of young people experienced bullying as a result of their mental health problem.

How Two Apples Can Teach Kids The Emotional Impact Of Bullying

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Parents

A teacher perfectly illustrated the damaging effect bullying can have on kids using two red apples. Prior to her lesson, the teacher from Staffordshir...

Girl's Bullying Petition Reaches More Than 70,000 Signatures

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Parents

More than 70,000 people have signed a petition to raise awareness of a 13-year-old girl who is getting bullied at her school. Tayla Sekhmet, from Aust...

Prince William Comes Out in Support of the LGBT Community

Cal Strode | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cal Strode

Prince William recently met members of the LGBT+ community after inviting them to Kensington Palace to listen to their experience of bullying and the mental health impacts it can have. Today it was announced that the Duke will make a historic appearance on the cover of Attitude Magazine, the UK's most popular gay magazine.

Teen Committed Suicide After ‘Bullies Posted Nude Shower Video To Snapchat’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

A teenage girl committed suicide after her friends allegedly filmed her in the shower and posted the video to Snapchat. Tovonna Holton took a gun from...

The Sheer Amount of Racism on Social Media Is Exhausting

Rhammel Afflick | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rhammel Afflick

What we really need is for social giants like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to take a real stake in fostering a culture change. I'm talking about something that's developed by and for black people because I'm bored of calling people out and feeling alone. It's emotionally distressing and it's time we had some progressive backing.

LGBT+ Inclusion in Education Saves Lives and Must Be Funded

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK
Shaun Dellenty

Three million pounds can never replace the countless nameless souls we have lost, both in the UK and around the world since formal education began, whose lives were terminally compromised by prejudice, discrimination and hate. It is to these people that I wish to dedicate my recent awards and honours, in addition to everyone who has invited me along to speak or supported my work.

Children's Mental Health - A Top Priority?

Kathryn Berens | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

We need to get our children talking about these issues: facing up to them and admitting there is a problem is half the battle. We need to use the power of the internet and the media to spread the word and to open up the communication channels so that our children know they have someone to go to and that they are not alone.

Bullied Kids 'Wrongly Prescribed' Anti-Depressants, Parents Warned

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents

Children are being wrongly prescribed anti-depressants as a result of being bullied, a leading mental health campaigner has said. The Department for ...

The Duke Of Cambridge Has Some Ambitious Plans To Tackle Cyberbullying

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK

The Duke of Cambridge has announced an ambitious plan to bring together an industry-wide taskforce to tackle cyberbullying and support young people an...

I'm Autistic - So What?

Adam Bradford | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bradford

Whenever I talk about my autism diagnosis to people it feels like I'm treated like some kind of special specimen, almost like I've got a disease or tentacles growing out of my head and everyone is amazingly intrigued.

My Gastric Sleeve and Fat-Shaming

Mette Poynton | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

On the 28 November 2015, I underwent weight loss surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy or a gastric sleeve. I wrote about why I needed this operation in my previous blogs, "My Gastric Sleeve and Me" and My Gastric Sleeve and PCOS.