School Bullying

The Truth About Single-Sex Schools

Sian Elvin | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Elvin

With the lack of boys to make us mentally edit our conversation, no topic was off-limits. Periods and sex were very openly discussed, and if you had a problem or worry you could almost always discover the solution.

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...

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.

LGBT History Month, a.k.a. Human History Month

B.J. Epstein | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
B.J. Epstein

Who cares about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives and accomplishments? We all should. But why? During LGBT History Month, we might learn about LGBT people who have made or continue to make a difference to our world. We can learn about their accomplishments and how they have changed science, literature, or many other fields.

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.

Schools OUT Says You Are Never Too Young To Learn About Diversity

Elly Barnes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Elly Barnes

Birmingham City Council is taking some radical steps to counter homophobia and transphobia in its schools, including primary schools. This may seem an inappropriate age to speak to students, but only if you do not have the necessary tools and training.

This Boy Won't Forget This Punishment In A While

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

Most parental punishments might include the naughty step, no pudding, or no Saturday night TV. But one parent, furious when his nine-year-old son w...

Faith Schools: What Really Goes on Behind Closed Doors?

A.J. Higginson | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
A.J. Higginson

A recent 'National School Survey' by Stonewall has alarmingly revealed that: almost two thirds of young gay people at secondary school, some 150,000 people, have experienced homophobic bullying. In faith schools that figure rises to three in four.

Refuse to Be Bullied Into Mediocrity

Julian Tan | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

Whilst I forgive them, I will never forget. The universe has an uncanny habit of restoring balance and so I rest in the comfort that one day they might have to answer to me as their boss. Until then, I wear the same armour I developed in high school - it has proven very effective thus far.

Cyber-Bullying and Young People

Nicola Morgan | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Morgan

Something I kept coming across in my research was the at-first-surprising notion that many young people don't consider cyber-bullying to be bullying. They know what bullying is - or rather, they know what some bullying activities are - and they know that stuff can happen online, but they don't always see that as bullying. Why?

Healed By A Horse

A.J. Higginson | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

After a particularly bad beating it was Dusty who finally helped to put me back together like a broken jigsaw. I have been greatly strengthened by my profoundly insightful equine teacher, walking beside me in my times of need.

LGBT History Month, Initialisms and The Rainbow People

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

Aside from these debates around initialism and labels, I was also party to a number of high powered debates around the use of word 'phobia' in homophobia, transphobia etc. Again there are many valid points to be made around what phobias are and what they are not and we could debate that for a very long time without actually changing anything.

'Are There Any More Queries?'

Martin Dorey | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Martin Dorey

I don't know whether or not the headmaster knew what was going on in his school on a daily basis but I know he failed to report the accusations until his retirement. Instead he tried, at least, to get rid of the abuser so he could do no more damage within the school itself.

We're Better Without Bullying

Amy Whitear | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Amy Whitear

Worthless. Belittled. Scared. These are not the words you would think to associate with a normal school experience. But for Melanie, these words describe her entire school career.

Plea To Schools After Shocking Homophobic Bullying Report

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The Welsh arm of Stonewall has urged schools to tackle homophobic bullying in the wake of a shocking report which revealed nearly a quarter of lesbian...

Understanding Bullying: Strategies for Help and Prevention

Elena Barbiero | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

Bullying sadly takes many forms. It's heart-breaking for parents to witness the effect bullying has on their child: we love our children, and we hope bullying will never happen to them. Sorry, I have bad news...

Bullying: Every Parents' Worst Nightmare

A.J. Higginson | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

Throughout the years of my being bullied, attempted suicide and consequent hospitalisation I hadn't once considered how my parents had felt. The pain now firmly etched on their faces, it was something I would have to tackle head on.

Lucy Sherriff

The Deputy Head Fighting Against Homophobic Bullying In Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A deputy headteacher has spoken of the difficulties he faces in training teachers to face up to homophobic bullying. Shaun Dellenty, who is one of ...

Bulimic Girl, 14, Hanged Herself After Being Bullied, Inquest Hears

PA | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A 14-year-old girl suffering from an eating disorder after being bullied at school was found hanged at home, an inquest heard on Tuesday. Public sc...

Racist Bullying In Schools Dismissed As 'Banter'

PA | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Name-calling is rife in many schools, but is often dismissed as simply "banter", according to a new Ofsted report into bullying. It found that pupi...