Anti-Bullying Week expert says ‘just say no’
Each November, reports of bullying in schools increase. The Day interviewed Martha Evans from the Anti-Bullying Alliance to find out more about the campaign to stop it. Can it ever win?
Even earliest humans bullied, says research
Psychologists say bullies’ behaviour could be caused largely by their upbringing. Are some people naturally nasty, or does nurture play a more significant role in explaining their behaviour?
Half of UK teens say bullying is worse online
The rise of social media has created new opportunities for those who wish to make their peers feel small. Is online technology bad for today’s teenagers? Or can it also be used for good?
Stars thank bullies for making them stronger
From the Olympics to the Oscars, celebrities are often grateful to their former bullies for making them more determined. An inspiration? Or a dangerous myth to uphold?
Almost half of teenagers bullied, report says
Anti-bullying week 2016 begins on November 14th. Surveys suggest bullying is a huge cultural problem facing children and young people. What is bullying, and how broadly should we define it?
Google settles trolling case at courtroom door
After an appalling trolling attack, Daniel Hegglin sued Google to force it to remove the online slanders. They have now reached a settlement. But will this help others in the same position?
Female gamers face violent abuse and threats
They simply wanted to make gaming less sexist, but after endless threats of sexual violence, many women have been forced to leave the video games industry. Are the misogynists winning online?
Daley makes a splash with coming out video
Olympic diving medallist Tom Daley revealed he has been happily involved with another man since spring this year. How will sports fans react to his frank video disclosure?
Anger over nurse’s death in royal hospital hoax
Days after being publicly ‘humiliated’ in a radio prank call, nurse Jacintha Saldanha has been found dead – apparently after taking her own life. Where does responsibility lie?
Jessica Ennis triumphs against school bullies
Picked on for being small at school, Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis wowed the world at London 2012. Bullying didn’t hold her back: could it even have spurred her on?
‘Supertroll’ unmasked in internet showdown
The internet can be a realm of unaccountable, anonymous actions, with no consequences for bullies. This week one man’s real identity was exposed. Can online culture change?
England defender John Terry denies racism charge
John Terry has told a court he is ‘not prepared to be called a racist,’ denying allegations that he racially abused another player last year. When does bad taste banter become a criminal...