Tag Archives: bullying

Half of our unis don’t have bullying policies for students. This is what they need to protect them

Half of our unis don’t have bullying policies for students. This is what they need to protect them

Students are heading off to universities around Australia, whether for the first time or as returning students, with expectations of a year of learning, making friends and enjoyable socialising. For some students this will not be the case. Bullying by other students continues to be a serious but neglected problem at Australian universities. Our recent study of […] … learn more→

Education policies in England overlook bullying of LGBT+ pupils

Education policies in England overlook bullying of LGBT+ pupils

Nearly half of LGBT+ pupils are bullied in school because of their gender or sexual orientation. In fact, LGBT+ bullying is the most common type of bullying in schools. Just 27% of secondary school pupils believe it would be safe to come out as LGBT+ in their schools. Despite this, a 2020 report shows that only one-fifth of secondary school students report […] … learn more→

Bullying won’t be curbed until we figure out what fuels it

Bullying won’t be curbed until we figure out what fuels it

In October 2019, a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old were charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Devan Bracci-Selvey, who died in his mother’s arms outside his southern Ontario high school. In response, provincial Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced “new actions” to tackle bullying, notably without any new funding. These strategies include consulting with students, parents, teachers […] … learn more→

If you want to cut bullying in schools, look at the ‘invisible violence’ in our society

If you want to cut bullying in schools, look at the ‘invisible violence’ in our society

A new strategy to tackle bullying of children both inside and outside the school gates was recently released by the South Australian Department of Education. It has adopted the national definition of bullying that directly links it to a misuse of power. The strategy also questions the role “movies, television, newspapers and the internet” could play in promoting violence. But bullying […] … learn more→

Are you a bully? Here’s how to tell

Are you a bully? Here’s how to tell

From the playground to parliament, bullying exists everywhere. In fact, a recent report into bullying in the UK’s parliament revealed just how serious this problem is, urging behavioural change among MPs. But why is bullying so widespread and difficult to tackle? Part of the problem is that bullies sometimes don’t even realise that they are bullies. For example, bullying managers […] … learn more→

Christians stand up to University bullying

Christians stand up to University bullying

As schools become converged, taken over by this bizarre hate ideology, they remove everyone who doesn’t agree to it. They’ve already locked down the faculty on campus, but that was easy to do: faculty are only too happy to write and talk about their beliefs…those who didn’t virtue signal with sufficient sycophancy were easily identified […] … learn more→

Bullying isn’t just verbal or physical – it can also be social, and this can have the worst effects

Bullying isn’t just verbal or physical – it can also be social, and this can have the worst effects

Bullying is a problem for schools worldwide. It is a fairly common behaviour, although it can be difficult to identify the number of young people who have been bullied because of the different ways bullying is measured. One 2014 review of 80 studies suggests that roughly 35% of children experience bullying at some point. In a class […] … learn more→

‘I don’t want to be teased’ – why bullied children are reluctant to seek help from teachers

‘I don’t want to be teased’ – why bullied children are reluctant to seek help from teachers

In Australia approximately one student in five is bullied at school every few weeks or more often. Many of these students suffer serious emotional and psychological harm, such as persistent anxiety, depression and suicidal thinking, and are unable to concentrate on their school work. It is clear they need help. Teachers routinely inform students that […] … learn more→