With Anti-Bullying Week running from 19-23 November, Lauren Seager-Smith from the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), which is hosted by the National Children’s Bureau, discusses the effects of bullying on our children and young people and what can be done to tackle it.
Although it’s been around for as long as I can remember, I appreciate that for most adults, cyber bullying is quite a new phenomenon. And something I don’t quite think they’ve grasped yet is how to treat it. Unlike other forms of bullying, its effects often aren’t seen until it gets completely out of hand, and sometimes when it is too late.
Last night the ITV Tonight programme led the way with a documentary looking at the rise if disability hate crime, press propaganda and palpable apathy on the issue.
Stewart Lee is widely regarded by many in the comedy world and the fans who worship them as a comedy God. Oddly for an atheist, and I’ve always thought, an unassuming man, he’s something of a comedy Jesus too, as he’s seen by many as being able to walk on water. His social commentary is [...]
Take two siblings, perhaps one is eight and one is six. The first, let’s call him Rory, slaps his mother hard across the face at the dinner table.
Big Brother is not exactly a stranger to blazing rows between housemates; in fact, one could be forgiven for thinking that they positively encourage as much bile and hatred as possible between contestants.
Derogatory language is common among children, but is using terms that have undoubtedly negative connotations detrimental to how children will view minority groups, or are efforts to quell offensive language among school children futile, and a step too far?
When Harriet Harman recently described Danny Alexander as a “ginger rodent”, she was quickly advised to apologise. Her bungled attempt to jibe the chief treasury secretary was derided by her political opponents as an insult to Scotland’s ginger-haired population.
This morning I read that 90% of people surveyed by the UK’s Eating Disorder charity, BEAT, have been victims of bullying, with half of those directly attributing the bullying to the onset of their Eating Disorder. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the remaining numbers could have been bullied as a result. It is [...]
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