Posts Tagged ‘Bullying’

A ‘Theology of Love’ needed to navigate modern challenges

Monday, May 13th, 2024
Theology of Love

In a recent address to members of the International Network for Societies for Catholic Theology (INSeCT), Pope Francis stressed the necessity for theologians to engage with the contemporary world and the importance of a ‘theology of love’ and wisdom. In his prepared text, Pope Francis told group members that theology is “a significant and necessary Read more

NZ named worst OECD country for bullying

Thursday, May 9th, 2024

International research shows New Zealand has the highest school bullying rates in the developed world. The newly-released Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report paints a grim picture. Its PISA 2018 survey found 15 percent of New Zealand students reported being frequently bullied. Bullying severely affects students’ mental health and attendance, the OECD report Read more

Wellington retailer becomes target of online abuse

Thursday, May 9th, 2024

A Wellington retailer has become the target of online abuse and harassment since speaking out about an incident with Green MP Julia Anne Genter. Nicola Cranfield alleged Genter grabbed her arm, giving it “quite a strong shake” after she approached the MP in Midland Park late last year to discuss plans by the council to Read more

Love driven Church reform is beyond the documents

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024
Love driven synodal reform

The synodal process within the Catholic Church demands a profound call to love that resonates at the very heart of Synodal discussions and decisions. This period of reflection and dialogue, aimed at rejuvenating and reforming the Church, must fundamentally be rooted in love. Central to this journey is the challenge to embody the greatest commandment—love. Read more

Marcellin College outraged at pupil’s vicious attack

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
Marcellin College

Auckland’s Marcellin College is “deeply saddened and outraged” after a brutal attack hospitalised one of its students. The incident occurred at the Māngere Town Centre after school hours and outside school premises, Marcellin College Board chair Bernadette Tovio (pictured) confirmed. Police are investigating. Cowardly and senseless At least 10 to 15 Māngere College pupils were Read more

Pope Francis condemns body shaming, shares personal experience

Thursday, September 28th, 2023
Body shaming

Pope Francis strongly denounced body shaming among young people and revealed his past involvement in such behaviour during his childhood in Argentina. Francis commented on the issue while speaking to university students in Asia via a video link. The pope was moved by a young woman from India who shared her experiences of feeling embarrassed Read more

Cellphone ban: No bullying, better social interactions

Thursday, November 17th, 2022
School's cellphone ban

An Ashburton school is calling it quits on student cellphone use. From next year, Ashburton College’s students won’t be able to use them during school hours. Or see them. At all. Not even at lunchtime. Principal Ross Preece (pictured) says the Board-approved new policy will address a number of concerns, including bullying. Others include ensuring Read more

Disabled workers experience high rates of bullying and harassment

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Disabled workers are disproportionately affected by bullying and harassment in the workplace, according to research by the Human Rights Commission. The research published in Experiences of Workplace Bullying and Harassment in Aotearoa New Zealand showed 61% of disabled workers had been racially harassed in the previous five years, compared to 37% of non-disabled workers. Nearly Read more

Mental Health Foundation says bullies can change

Thursday, August 11th, 2022

A mental health advocate says it is important to remember school bullies can change, after National MP Sam Uffindell was stood down over “very concerning accusations”. On Monday it was revealed Uffindell had been asked to leave King’s College as a 16-year-old after taking part in a group assault on a younger boy. Speaking with Read more

Social media bullying after school hours flows into our classrooms

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

University of Canterbury specialist teaching programme co-ordinator Dr Cara Swit said adolescent bullies often bullied other teens both online and face-to-face in the school environment. “There’s no reprieve for the victim, it’s just ongoing, they can’t get away from it.” It was much easier for online bullies to conceal their identities which made intervention harder, Read more