bullying

Estimating the prevalence of young people absent from school due to bullying

Report commissioned by Red Balloon Learner Centres and conducted by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) on an estimate of the number of young people of secondary school age (aged 11-15) absent from state school because of severe experiences of bullying.

Speak Out Against Harassment and Bullying

Speak Out started in 2002 after we learned about some work ENABLE were doing in schools in Glasgow. Our first meeting was at the Engine Shed in Edinburgh and we have been meeting at least every 3 weeks ever since. Edinburgh Development Group and People First support our group. We go into schools and do presentations to teach children about bullying and harassment and about learning difficulties. We also work with Lothian and Borders Police, the Local Authority (and sometimes other organisations and groups).

Prevention and response to identity-based bullying among local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales

This project was commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in December 2009 with the aim of providing an insight into identity-based bullying of young people in schools and in the wider community, and examining the preventative and responsive strategies currently being used to address it in local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Exposed

10 minute drama about a 15 year old girl called Dee, who makes a common mistake of many teens and sends indecent photos of herself to her boyfriend Si. Without thinking of the consequences, Si sends the photos to a friend and very quickly the images become public.

A distressed Dee is helped through the situation by her alter-ego. Together they come to terms with the consequences of her actions and learn where to go for help and advice.

Dealing with the bullies: can parents prevent bullying behaviour?

A report that examines the subject of bullying and whether parents can prevent bullying behaviour. Examples of case studies are also documented.

Bullying: third report of session 2006–07

There has been an increasing awareness over the past few decades of bullying and the effect it has on the educational and social achievements of children and young people.

Evidence on the effects of bullying were taken which suggested that it causes a number of problems ranging from general unhappiness, poor concentration, low-self esteem, psychosomatic symptoms and anxiety to depression, self-harm or suicide.

This report was appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy.

Gay bullying (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

How can homophobic bullying be stopped? It is estimated that there are 60,000 lesbians and gay teenagers subjected to homophobic bullying at any one time. Gay rights charity, Stonewall, has launched a campaign called Education for All which highlights the problems of this type of bullying in schools. Jenni hears from a lesbian who endured bullying at school for many years.

She also finds out what is being done to eradicate this neglected aspect of bullying and why despite government guidelines, schools still don't seem to know how to deal with this problem.

Meeting the mental health needs of young people with learning disabilities

This resource was produced for the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities’ Inquiry into the Mental Health Needs of Young People with Learning Disabilities. It is presented by two young people with learning difficulties who went on eight visits around the country to speak to other young people with learning difficulties.

Bullying: information for primary school pupils

Bullying is when people are mean to someone or hurt them on purpose. In 2003/04 more than 31,000 children called ChildLine about bullying, making it the most common problem children phone us about. This leaflet presents information on who to contact when you see someone being bullied or yourself are being bullied.

Teachers in 'web bullying' call

Online BBC news article reporting on the issue of cyber bullying of Scottish teachers by pupils.