LGBT+ World Voices: What is it Like to be Gay in Malaysia Today?

What is it like to be gay in Malaysia today? As part of our series, LGBT+ World Voices, Ditch the Label have been speaking to people in the LGBT+ community who are living, or have lived in countries with repressive legislation/strong conservative attitudes. This month sees Pride celebrations happening around the world and with this in

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Annual Bullying Survey 2016 – Bullying Statistics in the UK

Bullying Statistics in the UK - The Annual Bullying Survey 2016 For our updated 2019 Annual Bullying Survey, click here: https://www.ditchthelabel.org/research-papers/ Welcome to The Annual Bullying Survey 2016, the fourth and largest edition of our yearly benchmark of bullying in the United Kingdom. We surveyed 8,850 young people aged 12-20 in partnership with schools and colleges from...Read More

A New Way to End Bullying

Spoiler Alert: Bullies Don’t Exist “Ignore it”, some people say – or just “tell a teacher”. Whilst good advice, sometimes it just isn’t enough to help you overcome bullying. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to build up a greater understanding of bullying dynamics. As part of the process, we continue to grow our understanding

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An Open Letter to The People I Bullied

This is an open letter to everyone that I’ve hurt in the past to say that I’m sorry and to help you better understand why I bullied you I have chosen to stay anonymous because I’m scared of the potential repercussions of posting this under my real name. I guess we always had a lot

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An Open Letter to The Girls Who Bullied Me

I was 14. You were both a year older. Every time you saw me for a year you told me I was ugly. Those were the only words you ever said to me – “You’re so ugly”. You could not have known my dad told me I was fat almost as frequently. I doubt you’d

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Bullying of SEN&D Youth: The Hard Truth

Bullying can of course affect anyone, often leaving young people feeling vulnerable and isolated. This is particularly true for young people with SEN&D (Special Educational Needs and Disability) who may already be experiencing this, thereby creating a double disadvantage. What the Stats Tell Us While we shouldn’t assume that all SEN&D young people will be bullied,

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Gok Wan: Try to Understand Why People Bully

Excitement doesn’t even describe how we felt when we were given the opportunity to interview one of the most inspirational and loveable public figures on British television: Gok Wan. We spoke with Gok about Ditch the Label, his experiences with bullying and the advice that has for young people being targeted by bullies. Here goes…

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