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What to Do If You Find Out Your Child Is a Cyberbully

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It’s never easy to deal with the knowledge that your child has been bullying others online. You might be feeling upset or angry with your child at first, and this is a normal response, but you should try to remain calm when confronting them about the issue.   The Difference Between Bullying in Real Life…

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Childhood bullying may have long-term effect

Physical bullying can take place in school, at home and even in leisure activity situations and we are all aware of how unpleasant it can be. Cyberbullying, where a victim is harassed through social media for example, is an area of increasing concern. In a ‘switched on’ world the behaviour can be extended beyond the…

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Steps to take if you discover your child is bullying others online

Research by not-for-profit organisation Internet Matters shows that 62 per cent of parents are concerned about cyberbullying, and with one in five 13 to 18-year-olds claiming to have experienced cyberbullying this figure appears justified. However, very little information exists for us to determine how many of our children are acting as the bullies. On their website,…

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Action on bullying

Action on bullying (June 2014) a report by Estyn (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales) examines the effectiveness of action taken by schools to address bullying, with particular reference to bullying on the grounds of pupils’ protected characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief,…

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Special needs pupils at risk of bullying

A study by the Institute of Education has found primary children who have special needs are  twice as likely as other children to be bullied. The bullying could be physical, such as hitting or pushing, or psychological such as, name-calling or being left out. Philippa Stobbs, from the Council for Disabled Children, said: “We know that…

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How to recognise the signs of bullying

Would you be able to tell that a child was being bullied? It’s not always easy to spot the signs especially when the bullying isn’t physical but emotional e.g. being teased, put down, humiliated, ignored, intimidated. Here are some brief extracts from our Child Protection training courses: Bullying is also recognised as a type of abuse. It…

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How bullying can lead to self harm

A survey of nearly 4000 young people who have self-harmed has been conducted to look into why children and young people self-harm. The online poll, carried out by Self-harm.co.uk, ChildLine, Youth Net and Young Minds has found being bullied is the main reason youngsters give for first injuring themselves. The BBC report on the experiences of one girl:…

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Bulling – How is it defined?

An article in the Times Educational Supplement  by Ian Rivers looks at how bullying is defined and states that in order for schools to tackle bullying they firstly need to have an agreed definition, in order for an anti-bullying strategy to be successful. Rivers discusses different definitions in terms of viewing the incident from the perspective of…

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Can humour indicate children who are at risk of being bullied?

A study from the University of Keele has found that children who were bullied were more likely to make “self-defeating jokes” than those who weren’t bullied.  The researchers studied children aged 11-13 to examine the links between different types of humour and bullying. The report found that where children use humour which is disparaging about themselves they are confirming a negative image of…

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UK Child Well-being

UNICEF have published an updated report looking at the well-being of children in wealthy countries. The report shows that many factors have improved for UK children since the first UNICEF report in 2007 with a fall in childhood obesity, drinking, smoking and bullying. On the negative side the report states figures showing the UK as having the lowest rates of further…

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