Bullying

Jack Andraka: The Boy Who Invented a Pancreatic Cancer Detection Test

We interviewed 20 year old inventor, scientist and cancer researcher Jack Andraka about his experiences with bullying and coming out Jack Andraka’s journey began at age fifteen when, after losing a close family friend to pancreatic cancer, he invented an inexpensive early detection method for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer. Now studying electrical engineering and

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“Hurt People Hurt”: Edyn Jacks On Why She Bullied Others

Edyn Jacks talks about why she bullied others We know from our research that those who bully others have complex issues that are not being addressed elsewhere, and that bullying can also be a learnt behaviour. After all, none of us are born with the ability to draw or sing a song; nor are we

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Why It’s Time For Twitter To Act Against Hate Speech – Linda Riley

Why it’s time for Twitter to act against hate speech As a magazine and online news site publisher, I am fully committed to freedom of speech and freedom of the press. These are the freedoms which, to me, enshrine what democracy is all about: the freedom to be able to speak your mind without the

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Inverted Snobbery: “I Was Bullied Because Of Attitudes Towards My Accent, Upbringing and Background”

*Tina experienced bullying because of attitudes towards her accent, upbringing and background I went to the Kings School Ely, a private mixed boarding school near Cambridge from the age of eleven to eighteen and for the most part I have very happy memories of boarding school. Whilst some of the stereotypes of a private education

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“I Wish People Could Treat Each Other More Respectfully In Real Life And Online”: YouTuber and Online Personality Eugenia Cooney On Her Experiences With Bullying

We interviewed YouTuber and online personality Eugenia Cooney about her experiences with bullying DtL: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Eugenia: Hi, my name is Eugenia Cooney and I’m a YouTuber and online entertainer. A lot of the videos I create are makeup and fashion oriented, both are passions of mine. I’m originally

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Why I Think People Bully – Having Bullied Someone Myself

Why I Think People Bully – Having Bullied Someone Myself We know from our research that those who bully others have complex issues that are not being addressed elsewhere, and that bullying can also be a learnt behaviour. After all, None of us are born with the ability to draw or sing a song; nor

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Khoudia Diop: “people made jokes about how dark I am”

Khoudia Diop once experienced bullying because of attitudes towards her skin colour; she is now a successful fashion model DtL: Hi Khoudia! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Khoudia: I’m Khoudia Diop AKA the Melanin Goddess (@melaniin.goddess). I’m 19 years old, I was born and raised in Senegal, then I moved to

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We Want You to Stop Using the Word ‘Bully’. Here’s why…

Our actions define us, and in society, we tend to label people or categorise individuals based upon the behaviours they exhibit. For example, we describe people that play instruments as musicians, those that paint we call artists – and although these particular examples are seemingly harmless descriptors of interests, hobbies and careers – they allow

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‘I Hated Talking. I Hated Opening My Mouth. And I Was Starting To Hate Myself.’ Life With a Speech Impediment

Juan V Lopez blogs about how he went from hating his speech impediment to embracing it, and using it to his advantage “He can’t read!” kids would say when I was asked to read out loud. “You don’t know the plays?” coaches would yell at me when I couldn’t call a play in a huddle.

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Masculinity and Misogyny in the Digital Age

In conjunction with leading social intelligence company BrandWatch, we analysed misogynistic behaviour and ideas of masculinity on Twitter [You can read the full report here] Our Annual Bullying Survey 2016 (a study in which we looked at why young people bully others) revealed that those who identified as being male, or who had grown up

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