Bullying at Westminster: What you need to know
In the wake of a recent damning review by Dame Laura Cox QC, how can UK politics combat bullying in the House of Commons?
IT IS “difficult to envisage” how the reforms needed to tackle widespread bullying and harassment at Westminster can be delivered under the House of Commons’ current administration, a damning report published on Tuesday (16 October) Dame Laura Cox QC concluded.
Sylvina Tilbury: We're only human - a 'McBot' speaks out
Sylvina Tilbury, an independence campaigner based in the Highlands who was accused of being a McBot on Twitter, argues that false accusations of this kind are derived from a lack of understanding and empathy with the feeling of alienation and marginalisation those in the grassroots of the independence movement have with the mainstream
Olivia McMahon: I was bullied at school and felt like an outcast - but now I'm proud to call myself an LGBT inclusive-education activist
Olivia McMahon (pictured above) writes about her experience of coming out as gay in the second year of secondary school, being bullied and feeling like school education was biased against her inducing anxiety, to being inspired by the TIE campaign to become an activist for LGBT-inclusive education, and what still needs to be done to change things
MPs put pressure on John Bercow to step down amid bullying claims
Tory MPs to lodge no confidence motion against Speaker John Bercow, as pressure for a formal investigation mounts
FOLLOWING allegations of bullying against Speaker of the House John Bercow which came to light in a BBC Newsnight report last week, Tory MP Andrew Bridgen – a longstanding critic of Bercow – has said he will lodge an early day motion of no confidence in the speaker on Monday.
Concerns raised about private school governance amid bullying claims
Edinburgh private school under scrutiny over allegations of failing to safeguard a pupil
ANDY WIGHTMAN MSP HAS CALLED ON Scottish Government ministers to investigate whether there are “wider governance and safeguarding failings” in the private education sector, following an alleged case of serious bullying at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh.
Stonewall Scotland report: Scotland's schools failing to tackle anti-LGBT bullying
Research from Stonewall Scotland highlights the severity of anti-LGBT bullying in Scottish schools
ALMOST HALF of LGBT pupils in Scotland facing bullying in school, while many fail to receive sufficient education or support from teachers, according to new research from LGBT charity Stonewall Scotland.
Caitlin Logan: Anti-bullying Week is a time to reflect on the politics of hate
CommonSpace columnist Caitlin Logan says bullying among children can't be tackled while adults continue to treat one another with deep disrespect
"YOU tell your kids, don’t be a bully. You tell your kids, don’t be a bigot. You tell your kids, do your homework and be prepared. And then you have this outcome and you have people putting their children to bed tonight and they’re afraid of breakfast, they’re afraid of, how do I explain this to my children?"
Anti-Bullying Week: Groups across Scotland come together to urge action
A week-long social media campaign is being headed up by anti-bullying organisation respectme and Young Scot
FROM a nationally coordinated online campaign on what young people can do if they’re being bullied, to LGBT Youth Scotland and the Tie campaign’s call for improvement in how schools deal with homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in schools, Scotland’s youth-centred organisations are calling attention to the issue of bullying this week.
Former SNP councillor alleges bullying and harassment in 'dangerous campaign' by Labour colleagues
Labour leadership allegedly failed to deal with complaints of bullying and sexism at North Lanarkshire Council
SNP STAFFER ROSA ZAMBONINI has written to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn alleging a sustained campaign of bullying and harassment by Labour members at North Lanarkshire Council, where she was a councillor until May this year.