UK Bullying

Why for Many Going Back to School Is the Worst Day of the Year

BritChick Paris | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Leaving my parents and the comfort of my home was the first wrench. Entering the playground felt more like walking into a battlefield. Seeing the different groups, the popular, the pretty, the sporty and then finally the geeks - where I usually ended up. The next obstacle was walking into class and praying someone would sit next to me.

Bullying Disabled People Is Never Ok - But It's Even Worse When You've Got 8.7Million Fans Watching

Lisa Egan | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Egan

If Takei - or one of his friends or relatives for that matter - was just trying to do the weekly shop and stood up for a second to grab a bottle of wine to serve with lunch, and ended up being a joke that 8.7million people were laughing at: I wonder if he'd still find it so funny?

Putting a Stop to Bullying

Ian Noon | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK
Ian Noon

By taking a few simple steps, we can all minimise the risk of bullying and make sure that deaf children and young people have happy memories and experiences at school and leave as confident adults.

'First #Slanegirl, Then Magaluf Girl And Now This'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

A photo showing two young couples appearing to have sex on the ground outside a Belfast nightclub while fellow party-goers walk past unbothered has sp...

Parents: Teen Killed Himself After 'Masturbation Video' Went Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Tech

An American teenager allegedly committed suicide after an illicit video of him masturbating went viral on social media, his parents claim. The pare...

Teenage Boy, 14, 'Committed Suicide After Video Of Him Masturbating Went Viral'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

A 14-year-old boy killed himself after a video of him masturbating in a school bathroom went viral, his parents claim. Matthew Burdette took his o...

On Bullies and Birds and Are You Happy?

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

On bullies and birds It occurred to me as I watched the might magpie swat the tiny blue tit off the birdfeeder this morning that bullying can be a go...

Inside the Mind of a Cutter: How Self-Harm Monopolised My Every Thought

Nadia Mendoza | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nadia Mendoza

For 20 years I spoke through my skin because I couldn't find the right words. Instead of a best friend to play with, I had a pair of scissors. And instead of a voice, I got stuck on a merry-go-round of bottling things in and bleeding them out. The question I often get asked is 'why'; what could make me feel so low that I would want to drag a blade across my own flesh. Having had nearly two decades to gnaw over an answer, I'm still not really sure, other than - being brutally honest - I think I liked it. It wasn't about the injury I inflicted though, cutting never deviated towards sadomasochism, it was about searching for contentment.

Online Bullying: The Rise of a Depressing Blight

Simon Mack | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech
Simon Mack

The media spotlight is shining it's fleeting beam onto the subject of online bullying once again. A recent release of Police information shows an increase in the number of investigations carried out into perpetrators of cyber abuse.

Thousands Of Children Investigated By Police For Social Media Use

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

Nearly 2,000 children, including one as young as nine, have been investigated by police for abuse, harassment and bullying on social media in just thr...

Jessica Elgot

Why Do Some Teens Troll Themselves Online?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK

Hannah Smith was bombarded with vile messages telling her to kill herself. Posts on the website Ask.fm told her to drink bleach, that she was a slut, ...

Bullied Girl Gives Tormentors 'Semen-Filled Cupcakes'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Revenge is a dish best served... baked? A bullied schoolgirl is under investigation after allegedly feeding her tormentors semen-filled cupcakes. ...

Two Thirds Of Gay Teens Have Contemplated Suicide

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Two thirds of young gay people say they have contemplated suicide, with a shocking 80% reporting being bullied because of their sexuality, research ha...

Weird Or Wonderful? Ad Sees Nerds Bullied To Tune Of 'I Will Survive'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

We're a bit torn over this advert. It's an anti-bullying ad, which we're all for, to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive, which is fitting, but...

Bullying Must Be Tackled by Schools and the Government

Matt Clifton | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

Bullying is definitely a big factor in Mental Health. Bullies often have been bullied themselves and it causes them pain and contributes towards their need to bully others, which of course isn't right but unfortunately happens.

Make Mental Health a Core Part of School Curriculum!

Matt Clifton | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

Schools, you either love them or hate them, a little bit like Marmite I guess. Some say school years are the best years of your life, some even say school reminds them of their youth. But what do you think of when you reminisce about your youth? Do you see school as a good thing or do you feel let down by your school?

Time to Listen and Change Views on Mental Health

Matt Clifton | Posted 14.06.2014 | 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 04.06.2014 | 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 19.05.2014 | 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 28.04.2014 | 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 26.04.2014 | 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...