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Looking down the lens to stop bullying in its tracks

... Looking down the lens to stop bullying in its tracks 27 Oct 2021 Katie Ferguson, Director of respectme, Scotland’s Anti-bullying Service, on how to create positive anti-bullying strategies informed by children and young people, and the...


25 Calls response: Classrooms must be positive, open, safe environments where children feel welcome and bullying can no longer thrive

... Classrooms must be positive, open, safe environments where children feel welcome and bullying can no longer thrive 7 February 2019 Jordan Allison, Campaign Manager at Show Racism the Red Card Scotland responds to Call 16 of our 25...


25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 3: “There is so much more bullying in schools in more unequal societies. But why?”

... “There is so much more bullying in schools in more unequal societies. But why?” 12 December 2018 As part of our 25 Calls campaign we spoke to Professor Richard  Wilkinson, co-author of the groundbreaking book The Spirit Level and its...

bullying Inequality schools

Young people’s worsening mental health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear

... Young people’s worsening mental health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear 7 Nov 2018 Embargoed: 00:01 hours, Wednesday 7 November 2018 School bullying and mental...


Physical appearance, sexual identity and learning disabilities ‘the key factors’ in bullying at school

... Physical appearance, sexual identity and learning disabilities ‘the key factors’ in bullying at school Children experiencing bullying and harassment in Scottish schools are targeted on the basis of physical appearance, sexuality and...

Children Children's rights Families Scottish Schools Staff Support Wellbeing

Listen to young people to help stop bullying

... Listen to young people to help stop bullying 7 Nov 2023 From 13-17 November, schools, organisations and youth groups across Scotland will be participating in Anti-bullying Week 2023. Lorraine Glass, Interim Director at Scotland’s...


Class act: promoting inclusive school settings

...also were perceived to offer the teacher more view of the room and the pupils and lead to less bullying in the classroom.   Finally, the Inclusion Ambassadors were keen to emphasise the importance of promoting the classroom as a shared space...


Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning

...that LGBT young people, a constituency of learners who are too often subject to prejudice and bullying, can see themselves reflected in their learning. This means learning about other people like them and knowing that it is alright to be who...


Striving for inclusive education: An interview with Jordan Daly

...with schools across the country and support them to take a proactive educational approach to the bullying and prejudice that young people who are LGBT, or young people who are thought to be LGBT by others, or young people who have LGBT family...


Safe spaces, inspiring role models and positive peer to peer relationships – how SHE Scotland is supporting girls and young women

...an increase in poor mental health in girls and young women. The increase in self-harming, online bullying and rise in domestic abuse are all factors. The role of online culture, social media and pornography are all evidenced as having a negative...


25 Calls response: The media has been particularly difficult to navigate for trans people

...occasion when schools and organisations first start an honest conversation about the impact of HBT bullying. It seems fitting that 20 years ago Section 28 was repealed in Scotland. Such conversations would not have happened under the legislation,...


More knowledge, flexibility and consistent support: young people’s recommendations to the ASL review

...peers would help improve the learning experience.They also urged for more action on malicious or bullying behaviour. Communication across professionals needs to improve. Young people said communication across primary and secondary school stage...


25 Calls response: How one boy’s journey illustrates the message we must give all children: it’s ok to talk

...talked to him." There seemed to be no obvious cause. No-one around him was victimising or bullying him. There had been no changes in his supportive and loving family. Perhaps this was the start of an adolescence that the boy seemed unable...


25 Calls response – Nobody should ever feel isolated, hurt or angry at themselves for being different

...16: Work together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying As part of Children in Scotland’s 25 Calls campaign we are responding to Call 16 by Katie Ferguson which says we must work together to...


"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland

...to “switch on, to switch off” by watching Coronation Street. Social media On negative and bullying behaviour on social media, the First Minister said she tries not to look at the “tickertape” of negative comments on her Twitter. “If...

Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

25 Calls response: Adults are responsible for ensuring child rights. So let's step up

...they feel not all their teachers understand their needs; to asking for different support to stop bullying. If all professionals have the skills and support in listening to pupils the interventions that are put in place are much likelier to...


25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”

...to read the Q&A Read part 3 of the interview “There is so much more bullying in schools in more unequal societies. But why?” Click to read the Q&A Read part 1 of the interview Find out more about...

climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 5: “There is a feeling that we are here to serve the economy rather than for the economy to serve us. We have to turn the tables”

...here to read the Q&A Read part 3 of the interview “There is so much more bullying in schools in more unequal societies. But why?” Click here to read the Q&A Read part 1 of the interview “How do we...

equality Health Inequality Policy

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 4: “When a child moves to secondary school, there is a drastic upping of stakes in social comparison”

...and helpful or whether there’s a lot of conflict. The strong tendency to much higher rates of bullying in more unequal societies is perhaps because children are almost programmed into hierarchical relationships. I don’t think we’re in a...

bullying equality Inequality parenting Parents School

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 2: “We use social media more antisocially than in an egalitarian society”

...and we come to use social media more antisocially than we would in an egalitarian society. Just as bullying increases with inequality so the use of social media for bullying increases – sometimes even reducing people to self-harm or...


25 Calls response: Children are constrained by tired gender stereotypes – it’s never too early or late to challenge them

...by all children from a young age. This includes young girls experiencing eating disorders; bullying of children who do not meet stereotypical ideas of what it means to be a boy or a girl; and children who do not conform to gender...

gender

Children in Scotland welcomes "historic" LGBTI inclusive education announcement

...have come to this view based on the evidence that LGBTI young people continue to face bullying and poor mental health at rates which are simply unacceptable in a society which values equality and wellbeing among children, and in the...

Education equality LGBT

‘Change the language of poverty for young people’ is #1 call in Children in Scotland’s 25th anniversary campaign

...together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying (respectme, Scotland’s Anti-bullying Service) Prioritise participation, integration and relationships to give children the best start...


Let's help children by breaking the stigma of self-harm

...young people may harm themselves can be hugely varied, but are sometimes rooted in experiences of bullying, school pressures, identity issues, body image, sexuality and abuse. Sometimes things just become too difficult to cope with in other...


How can we support young carers in education settings?

...explains what #respectmeans to him. Make your voice heard by joining the conversation for #AntibullyingWe… Stay connected Follow, like, connect or send us an...


Government’s new Champion for Children and Young People aims for more integrated approach to policymaking

...Good to hear from young people who get how you feel. https://t.co/3dyMo1D1Nd _respectme_ @cisweb #bullying Stay connected Follow, like, connect or send us an...


Inquiry into bullying and harassment in schools June 2017

...Children’s and young people’s voices and experiences of bullying and harassment in...


Action to support Anti-bullying Week 2022

... Magazine / News: New calls to action for Anti-bullying Week 2022 Posted 15 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond bullying children and young people Education Mental Health Wellbeing respectme, Scotland’s national anti-bullying charity,...

bullying children and young people Education Mental Health Wellbeing

Call 16: Work together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying

...16: Work together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying By Katie Ferguson Too many children and young people’s lives are undermined by bullying. Our research suggests a third of young...


Member Insight Blog: Latest

...inspire and inform Click here for more Listen to young people to stop bullying Lorraine Glass is Interim Director at respectme, Scotland's Anti-bullying Service Click here for more Imagining...


New resources to support school attendance

...campaign, the Interactive Attendance Guide provides research, information and advice on truancy, bullying, avoidance and anxiety, as well as many more common issues relating to school attendance, which experts say has been in decline since the...

Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

We've made progress on children's rights, but not enough

...affecting women, reveals new report  Nov 16, 2022 News Call to action for Anti-bullying Week 2022 Nov 15, 2022 News New website offers 'reservoir of hope' for child support staff Nov 10, 2022 News Renewed calls for minimum...

Children's rights human rights

Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people

...of school for LGBT people as ‘good’ 70% of gay/lesbian participants report experiencing bullying at school as a result of their sexual orientation Just 11% of young people who experienced a hate crime reported it to the police. Slow...

equality

Member directory: full

...mediation, child contact centres and family support | relationships-scotland.org.uk RespectMe Anti-bullying service established to build the confidence and competence of adults who support children and young people | respectme.org.uk Richmond's...


Member directory: N-S

...mediation, child contact centres and family support | relationships-scotland.org.uk RespectMe Anti-bullying service established to build the confidence and competence of adults who support children and young people | respectme.org.uk Richmond's...


Embedding mental health interventions in school

...in 6 children have a diagnosable mental health problem. Many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. Figures published by Public Health Scotland recently show that there was a 14 year high in the number of self-harm cases...

Education Mental Health

First LGBT-inclusive education resources launched

...and the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, focus on promoting equality, reducing bullying and improving educational experiences of LGBT children and young people by including LGBT identities across a range of subjects and age...

Education equality LGBT

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Girls and autism

...struggled with times tables and ‘basic’ instructions at school, experienced social anxiety, bullying, a lack of understanding and mis-diagnosis by professionals. She was finally diagnosed with autism at the age of 19, after years of...

ASL ASN Autism

Mag online current articles landing page

...People's Commissioner Scotland Click here to read Action to support Anti-bullying Week News: Respectme launches new campaign hub Click here to read Supporting working mothers Comment: Best...


Suffering in silence

...anxiety, self-harm, depression, low mood, developmental trauma, body dysmorphia, low self-esteem, bullying, loneliness/isolation, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, panic attacks, anger, bereavement and social anxiety. Some parents wrote...


In conversation: Are ACEs overplayed?

...living in a war zone. Others have highlighted family and personal factors, such as bereavement, bullying, periods of hospitalisation, household moves, and care experience. New forms of the ACEs survey have been developed, some of which contain...


“We made politicians sit up and listen”

...story Chair of ACE Youth Lucy McKee first became involved in ENABLE Scotland’s anti-bullying campaign, Be the Change, and later trained to deliver workshops addressing stigma and promoting understanding of learning disability. "I...


25 Calls

...together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying" Read respectme's call in full Call 18 "Take the next step in participation and food education: give communities the...


"Scotland is a nation with a strong social conscience"

...(in what seems to be the sad downside of a digitally connected world), online hate speech, cyber-bullying and body image concerns. Through our ongoing work with young people in Scotland, we can track these trends, and adapt our programmes to fit....


The times, they are a-changing

...at all times, from all places. Of course this has brought risks as well as advantages - cyberbullying and sexting, for example, had not entered our vocabulary twenty years ago. Like any other technological innovation, however, it has taken...


The picture of health

...apnoea and high blood pressure later in life. There are also psychological consequences such as bullying, which can lead to low self-esteem. Our Vision 2016 document calls on the next Scottish Government to improve social and physical...


News

... 7 November 2018 Young people’s worsening mental health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear School bullying and mental...



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Looking down the lens to stop bullying in its tracks

... Looking down the lens to stop bullying in its tracks 27 Oct 2021 Katie Ferguson, Director of respectme, Scotland’s Anti-bullying Service, on how to create positive anti-bullying strategies informed by children and young people, and the...


25 Calls response: Classrooms must be positive, open, safe environments where children feel welcome and bullying can no longer thrive

... Classrooms must be positive, open, safe environments where children feel welcome and bullying can no longer thrive 7 February 2019 Jordan Allison, Campaign Manager at Show Racism the Red Card Scotland responds to Call 16 of our 25...


25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 3: “There is so much more bullying in schools in more unequal societies. But why?”

... “There is so much more bullying in schools in more unequal societies. But why?” 12 December 2018 As part of our 25 Calls campaign we spoke to Professor Richard  Wilkinson, co-author of the groundbreaking book The Spirit Level and its...

bullying Inequality schools

Young people’s worsening mental health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear

... Young people’s worsening mental health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear 7 Nov 2018 Embargoed: 00:01 hours, Wednesday 7 November 2018 School bullying and mental...


Physical appearance, sexual identity and learning disabilities ‘the key factors’ in bullying at school

... Physical appearance, sexual identity and learning disabilities ‘the key factors’ in bullying at school Children experiencing bullying and harassment in Scottish schools are targeted on the basis of physical appearance, sexuality and...

Children Children's rights Families Scottish Schools Staff Support Wellbeing

Listen to young people to help stop bullying

... Listen to young people to help stop bullying 7 Nov 2023 From 13-17 November, schools, organisations and youth groups across Scotland will be participating in Anti-bullying Week 2023. Lorraine Glass, Interim Director at Scotland’s...


Class act: promoting inclusive school settings

...also were perceived to offer the teacher more view of the room and the pupils and lead to less bullying in the classroom.   Finally, the Inclusion Ambassadors were keen to emphasise the importance of promoting the classroom as a shared space...


Mirrors and windows - why representing LGBT people, their lives and histories is vital within teaching and learning

...that LGBT young people, a constituency of learners who are too often subject to prejudice and bullying, can see themselves reflected in their learning. This means learning about other people like them and knowing that it is alright to be who...


Striving for inclusive education: An interview with Jordan Daly

...with schools across the country and support them to take a proactive educational approach to the bullying and prejudice that young people who are LGBT, or young people who are thought to be LGBT by others, or young people who have LGBT family...


Safe spaces, inspiring role models and positive peer to peer relationships – how SHE Scotland is supporting girls and young women

...an increase in poor mental health in girls and young women. The increase in self-harming, online bullying and rise in domestic abuse are all factors. The role of online culture, social media and pornography are all evidenced as having a negative...


25 Calls response: The media has been particularly difficult to navigate for trans people

...occasion when schools and organisations first start an honest conversation about the impact of HBT bullying. It seems fitting that 20 years ago Section 28 was repealed in Scotland. Such conversations would not have happened under the legislation,...


More knowledge, flexibility and consistent support: young people’s recommendations to the ASL review

...peers would help improve the learning experience.They also urged for more action on malicious or bullying behaviour. Communication across professionals needs to improve. Young people said communication across primary and secondary school stage...


25 Calls response: How one boy’s journey illustrates the message we must give all children: it’s ok to talk

...talked to him." There seemed to be no obvious cause. No-one around him was victimising or bullying him. There had been no changes in his supportive and loving family. Perhaps this was the start of an adolescence that the boy seemed unable...


25 Calls response – Nobody should ever feel isolated, hurt or angry at themselves for being different

...16: Work together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying As part of Children in Scotland’s 25 Calls campaign we are responding to Call 16 by Katie Ferguson which says we must work together to...


"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland

...to “switch on, to switch off” by watching Coronation Street. Social media On negative and bullying behaviour on social media, the First Minister said she tries not to look at the “tickertape” of negative comments on her Twitter. “If...

Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

25 Calls response: Adults are responsible for ensuring child rights. So let's step up

...they feel not all their teachers understand their needs; to asking for different support to stop bullying. If all professionals have the skills and support in listening to pupils the interventions that are put in place are much likelier to...


25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”

...to read the Q&A Read part 3 of the interview “There is so much more bullying in schools in more unequal societies. But why?” Click to read the Q&A Read part 1 of the interview Find out more about...

climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 5: “There is a feeling that we are here to serve the economy rather than for the economy to serve us. We have to turn the tables”

...here to read the Q&A Read part 3 of the interview “There is so much more bullying in schools in more unequal societies. But why?” Click here to read the Q&A Read part 1 of the interview “How do we...

equality Health Inequality Policy

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 4: “When a child moves to secondary school, there is a drastic upping of stakes in social comparison”

...and helpful or whether there’s a lot of conflict. The strong tendency to much higher rates of bullying in more unequal societies is perhaps because children are almost programmed into hierarchical relationships. I don’t think we’re in a...

bullying equality Inequality parenting Parents School

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 2: “We use social media more antisocially than in an egalitarian society”

...and we come to use social media more antisocially than we would in an egalitarian society. Just as bullying increases with inequality so the use of social media for bullying increases – sometimes even reducing people to self-harm or...


25 Calls response: Children are constrained by tired gender stereotypes – it’s never too early or late to challenge them

...by all children from a young age. This includes young girls experiencing eating disorders; bullying of children who do not meet stereotypical ideas of what it means to be a boy or a girl; and children who do not conform to gender...

gender

Children in Scotland welcomes "historic" LGBTI inclusive education announcement

...have come to this view based on the evidence that LGBTI young people continue to face bullying and poor mental health at rates which are simply unacceptable in a society which values equality and wellbeing among children, and in the...

Education equality LGBT

‘Change the language of poverty for young people’ is #1 call in Children in Scotland’s 25th anniversary campaign

...together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying (respectme, Scotland’s Anti-bullying Service) Prioritise participation, integration and relationships to give children the best start...


Let's help children by breaking the stigma of self-harm

...young people may harm themselves can be hugely varied, but are sometimes rooted in experiences of bullying, school pressures, identity issues, body image, sexuality and abuse. Sometimes things just become too difficult to cope with in other...


How can we support young carers in education settings?

...explains what #respectmeans to him. Make your voice heard by joining the conversation for #AntibullyingWe… Stay connected Follow, like, connect or send us an...


Government’s new Champion for Children and Young People aims for more integrated approach to policymaking

...Good to hear from young people who get how you feel. https://t.co/3dyMo1D1Nd _respectme_ @cisweb #bullying Stay connected Follow, like, connect or send us an...



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Mag online current articles landing page

...People's Commissioner Scotland Click here to read Action to support Anti-bullying Week News: Respectme launches new campaign hub Click here to read Supporting working mothers Comment: Best...


25 Calls

...together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying" Read respectme's call in full Call 18 "Take the next step in participation and food education: give communities the...


The times, they are a-changing

...at all times, from all places. Of course this has brought risks as well as advantages - cyberbullying and sexting, for example, had not entered our vocabulary twenty years ago. Like any other technological innovation, however, it has taken...


The picture of health

...apnoea and high blood pressure later in life. There are also psychological consequences such as bullying, which can lead to low self-esteem. Our Vision 2016 document calls on the next Scottish Government to improve social and physical...


News

... 7 November 2018 Young people’s worsening mental health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear School bullying and mental...



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Inquiry into bullying and harassment in schools June 2017
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...Children’s and young people’s voices and experiences of bullying and harassment in...


Action to support Anti-bullying Week 2022
post

... Magazine / News: New calls to action for Anti-bullying Week 2022 Posted 15 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond bullying children and young people Education Mental Health Wellbeing respectme, Scotland’s national anti-bullying charity,...

bullying children and young people Education Mental Health Wellbeing

Call 16: Work together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying
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...16: Work together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying By Katie Ferguson Too many children and young people’s lives are undermined by bullying. Our research suggests a third of young...


Member Insight Blog: Latest
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...inspire and inform Click here for more Listen to young people to stop bullying Lorraine Glass is Interim Director at respectme, Scotland's Anti-bullying Service Click here for more Imagining...


New resources to support school attendance
post

...campaign, the Interactive Attendance Guide provides research, information and advice on truancy, bullying, avoidance and anxiety, as well as many more common issues relating to school attendance, which experts say has been in decline since the...

Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

We've made progress on children's rights, but not enough
post

...affecting women, reveals new report  Nov 16, 2022 News Call to action for Anti-bullying Week 2022 Nov 15, 2022 News New website offers 'reservoir of hope' for child support staff Nov 10, 2022 News Renewed calls for minimum...

Children's rights human rights

Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people
post

...of school for LGBT people as ‘good’ 70% of gay/lesbian participants report experiencing bullying at school as a result of their sexual orientation Just 11% of young people who experienced a hate crime reported it to the police. Slow...

equality

Member directory: full
post

...mediation, child contact centres and family support | relationships-scotland.org.uk RespectMe Anti-bullying service established to build the confidence and competence of adults who support children and young people | respectme.org.uk Richmond's...


Member directory: N-S
post

...mediation, child contact centres and family support | relationships-scotland.org.uk RespectMe Anti-bullying service established to build the confidence and competence of adults who support children and young people | respectme.org.uk Richmond's...


Embedding mental health interventions in school
post

...in 6 children have a diagnosable mental health problem. Many more struggle with challenges from bullying to bereavement. Figures published by Public Health Scotland recently show that there was a 14 year high in the number of self-harm cases...

Education Mental Health

First LGBT-inclusive education resources launched
post

...and the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, focus on promoting equality, reducing bullying and improving educational experiences of LGBT children and young people by including LGBT identities across a range of subjects and age...

Education equality LGBT

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Girls and autism
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...struggled with times tables and ‘basic’ instructions at school, experienced social anxiety, bullying, a lack of understanding and mis-diagnosis by professionals. She was finally diagnosed with autism at the age of 19, after years of...

ASL ASN Autism

Suffering in silence
post

...anxiety, self-harm, depression, low mood, developmental trauma, body dysmorphia, low self-esteem, bullying, loneliness/isolation, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, panic attacks, anger, bereavement and social anxiety. Some parents wrote...


In conversation: Are ACEs overplayed?
post

...living in a war zone. Others have highlighted family and personal factors, such as bereavement, bullying, periods of hospitalisation, household moves, and care experience. New forms of the ACEs survey have been developed, some of which contain...


“We made politicians sit up and listen”
post

...story Chair of ACE Youth Lucy McKee first became involved in ENABLE Scotland’s anti-bullying campaign, Be the Change, and later trained to deliver workshops addressing stigma and promoting understanding of learning disability. "I...


"Scotland is a nation with a strong social conscience"
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...(in what seems to be the sad downside of a digitally connected world), online hate speech, cyber-bullying and body image concerns. Through our ongoing work with young people in Scotland, we can track these trends, and adapt our programmes to fit....