UK Bullying

Time to Listen and Change Views on Mental Health

Matt Clifton | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

Being diagnosed with Mental Health, in particular Depression and Anxiety at the age of 14 years was not easy to cope with. I worried about telling other people that I had Mental Health, it was never taught on the school curriculum and it appeared to me at the time, that many wouldn't understand the condition.

WATCH: Brave Young Girl Shows How To Stand Up To Bullies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet our new heroine, the young Australian star of a recent anti-bullying campaign who bravely takes a stand against bullies. As part of their new ...

Women Who Eat On Tubes Facebook Group Accused Of 'Bullying & Intimidating'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

UPDATE Ladies, Let's Do Lunch: Backlash Begins Against Women Who Eat On Tubes Facebook Group A Facebook group dedicated to publishing photographs o...

How Stephen King's 'Carrie' Made Me Find My Own Power

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabrielle Leimon

I sat down at the front of the bus and began reading. I'd learned that sitting near the bus driver minimised the bullying rather than sitting further back, in the middle of a crowd of people. I was instantly captured by the narrative style, using fictional newspaper clippings, letters, articles.

Why Low Self-Esteem Was My Own Worst Enemy

BritChick Paris | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

‎Everyone on this planet has a childhood story about low self-esteem and we often don't realise how damaging they can be in later life. Even the great and the good like Jen Lawrence, Jessie J and Rebecca Adlington have all come out saying they had troubled teen years. Low self-esteem is a major cause of eating disorders, depression, anxiety and addictions.

LOOK: My Little Pony Tattoos In Support Of Bullied Male Fan, 11, Who Attempted Suicide

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO 'Bronies': Meet The Male My Little Pony Fans Coming To A BronyCon Near You Soon (PICTURES) In January, an 11-year-old boy attempted to tak...

What Everybody Ought to Know About Bullies

Annie Ashdown | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Hold your ground; this is crucial when confronting a bully. Imagine they are a professional fighter in a ring and you are in the audience with no protective gear on and they are desperately trying to hook you in the ring for a fight. DON'T get in the ring.

The Shameful Role of PCS Union Members In the Widespread Bullying of Benefit Claimants

John Wight | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

It is unconscionable that any self respecting trade union would allow its members to engage in the wilful and systematic sanctioning of benefit claimants without meaningful resistance. It flies in the face of the very principle of social solidarity that is the cornerstone of a movement founded on the understanding that the interests of working people - employed and unemployed - are intrinsically the same.

'Bearded Lady' Defies Bullies With Her Inspirational Message

Huffington Post UK/ Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A 23-year-old woman who was driven to self-harm by bullies who teased her mercilessly about her excessive facial hair has embraced her condition and n...

You Can't Name Your Baby 'Facebook', 'Rambo', 'Juan Panties' Or 'Lady Di' In Sonora Mexico

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Sad times, social media fans – if you’re in Sonora, Mexico you can’t name your baby ‘Facebook’. ‘Rambo’ is also off the list after t...

Embracing Individuality

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Embrace what makes you unique. Passion is a great quality in a person, so don't hide the things you enjoy, the things you are passionate about. Dye your hair an unusual colour. Get that tattoo. Go see your favourite band live. Take up that hobby you've been curious about. Act like a freak.

Salford Police to Online Harasment Victims: 'Close Your Facebook Account'

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Josiah Mortimer

A Greater Manchester Police force came under fire yesterday for appearing to downplay the seriousness of online harassment. In a Facebook status, GMP Salford East posted: "If you are being 'Harassed' on facebook please follow these instructions: 1. Close your facebook account".

Taylor Swift Is a Decent Role Model for Young Women, Why Does the Internet Tear Her to Shreds?

Kate Leaver | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kate Leaver

It appears that hating Taylor Swift is one of the internet's favourite hobbies. Just Google her name and you're hit with a virtual tsunami of fierce hatred... But here's the thing. Hatred for Taylor Swift seems entirely arbitrary. Nobody appears able to properly justify trolling her, or disliking her. Substitute any other young pop star into any of the above-described scenarios and the public reaction would have been completely different.

Kevin Healey's Anti Bullying Autism Awareness Documentary Launched on YouTube

Jo Worgan | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

The documentary itself is a short film which is hard hitting, powerful and emotional. It features celebrities who talk about their own personal experiences of bullying and hate crime as well as the views of Leo Andrade-Martinez who is mother to a grown up son on the autistic spectrum.

Iranian Teacher Shaves Head To Support Bullied Bald Student (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

A teacher in Iran has made a heartwarming gesture of solidarity with an unwell student – by shaving his own head. Ali Mohammadian took the drast...

'Take Away Their Phones'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

A Conservative MP has said the government should stop youngsters from owning smartphones if they are caught using "sexting" to bully others online. ...

How You Can Help End the Cyberbullying That Caused My Daughter to Take Her Life

Gabbi Dix | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabbi Dix

I'm a single mum and Izzy was my only child. My old life has now gone forever and I'm struggling to make sense of my new one. This campaign won't bring Izzy back. But it will spread awareness about the potential dangers of Ask.fm and bullying in general to parents and teens - and could save lives.

Trolling Stays With You, Long After the Abuse

The Conversation UK | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Online abuse is more akin to a slow poison that continually erodes confidence, security, and peace of mind. Dealing with it is not easy, either for the target or investigative bodies, but we must get better at recognising that it is as "real" as offline abuse.

16 Reasons Why You, a Man, Should Hate the Patriarchy

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Lindsell

All men should be following the tenets of feminism already, which includes shutting up and listening. But they aren't. Many are being their unaware or blissfully misogynistic selves - and they're the ones who have the furthest to go.

Tragedy Of The Girl Who Could Only Live Online

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A talented teenage ballerina who was addicted to the internet, created an online alter ego before throwing herself in front of a train. Tallulah Wi...

Listening to Children Must Be at the Heart of Child Protection

Peter Wanless | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Peter Wanless

There is a sad and recurrent theme in many of the worst child abuse scandals - of a child's voice not having been heard. Poor Daniel Pelka, seen looking through bins for food at his school but whose suffering at the hands of his mother and partner was not discovered until it was tragically too late...

Why 2014 Needs to Be More About Self-Esteem and Less About the Selfie

BritChick Paris | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Flick through any magazine, TV station or website this Christmas and the messages are mostly about perfection. How to get the perfect skin, body, clothes, relationship... life. But underlying all of it is that your life isn't good enough, you're not good enough.

Before They Were Famous: Models Who Were Bullied Because Of Their Looks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Looking at a long-limbed, glossy-haired, flawless faces on the covers of fashion magazines, it's hard to believe that models and Average Joe or Joseph...

Generation Cyberbully

Harry Brown | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

Cyberbullying presents a vicious circle for educators and parents who are often cutout of the process without even the knowledge of the bullying taking place. Traditional bullying is far easier for parents and educators to intervene in. Educating students and parents alike about the dangers of Internet usage and ensuring the lines of dialogue and support remain open must be a top priority for educators as part of their pedagogic duty.

Using The Word 'Gay' Doesn't Make You Homophobic Anymore Than Using 'Black' Makes You Racist

Steven Stewart | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Steven Stewart

What groups that call for tackling the use of such words constantly fail to realise is that, over the course of time, language changes. Just as gay used to mean someone filled with joy or happiness, it has changed to refer to homosexuals and to describe something in a negative way. Language evolves with society.