Bullying

My Parents are Emotionally Bullying Me

Does it feel like your parents are picking on you? Maybe their treatment of you is making you feel less confident? Is it bullying? The very fact that you’ve sought out this article to get some advice on your parents bullying you says that it could be bullying and you’re definitely not overreacting. Emotional and

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How to use mindfulness to protect yourself from the effects of Bullying

Mindfulness is a powerful tool once we know how to use it effectively. Dr Valerie Mason-John has some valuable tips to remember when you’re experiencing bullying in-the-moment and how to minimise its effects in the aftermath. When you are mindful, you learn to breathe fully into the body, you learn to become aware of sensations

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15 Things We Need To Stop Shaming Each Other About

Being shamed is not only a very real part of experiencing bullying behaviour, but it also a very real part of day-to-day life. Shame can impact negatively on your well-being and self-esteem; it tells us that ‘we are bad’, that we should feel embarrassed of ourselves or a unique factor we might possess, that people

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Anti-Bullying Activities for Teachers

We’ve put together a list of anti-bullying activities for teachers to run during Anti-Bullying Week 2017.

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10 Reasons Why it’s Not Okay to Call Someone a Bully

It’s time to think differently about bullying… At Ditch the Label, we never call anybody a ‘bully’ because we don’t see bullying as an identity. Bullying is a behaviour and like all behaviours, there is a root cause and a remedy for change. We need to compassionately understand the motives of people who bully, so

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37% Of People Develop Social Anxiety As A Result Of Bullying

Are you feeling anxious after being bullied? You’re not alone. Ditch the Label research revealed that 37% of people surveyed in the Annual Bullying Survey developed social anxiety as a direct result of bullying. Social anxiety can vary from a bit of nervousness around new people to a crippling inability to connect with anyone in

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Why Don’t We Talk About Bullying?

Over the years, Ditch the Label have written many guides and support articles to help you face and deal with bullying. One of the core pieces of advice that we give is the importance of sharing what you are going through and being honest with someone you trust. For so many of us, that in itself

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‘It’s So Much Easier to Be Kind’ – Interview with Little Mix

We’ve partnered with Simple who’ve teamed up with Little Mix to take a stand against online hate and bullying, wipe away unkind words and empower everyone to #ChooseKindness. We caught up with Little Mix about the campaign and their experiences with online hate. DTL: Obviously, you guys get a lot of crap in the press

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9 Things to Think About Before Posting Something Negative Online

When shade can be thrown in any comments section, and subtweeting someone seems to be the only way to get stuff off your chest, it can seem like being negative online is a pretty common thing. The thing is, a lot of people don’t realise that the kind of negativity that they take part in

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Worried About a Mate?

It’s not always easy to tell when someone’s going through a hard time. Especially if they’re purposely trying to cover something up. As humans, we have become experts at pretending we’re ok, even when we’re not. We’re often too proud, or too scared to ask for help. We’re so quick to assume that people have

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