Posts Tagged ‘Bullying’

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

John Paul College principal disciplines student fighters

Thursday, July 1st, 2021
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Rotorua’s John Paul College principal says the school is taking action after a video emerged of a fight between some of his students. The fighters included both girls and boys. Principal Patrick Walsh says John Paul College takes fighting seriously and is now in the process of disciplining the students involved. “The students have been Read more

Rotorua’s John Paul College orders independent investigation after racism allegations

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Rotorua’s John Paul College has ordered an independent investigation following a complaint alleging racism, bullying and elitism at the school. The Board of Trustees and principal ordered the review after the Bishop of Hamilton, Stephen Lowe, received a complaint via email regarding alleged “systemic racism” resulting in Māori whānau either withdrawing or choosing not to Read more

Bullying causes man with the coronavirus to breakdown

Monday, March 30th, 2020

A Wairarapa man who doesn’t know how he caught coronavirus says he has been bullied by his community. The man, who lives in the Wairarapa, said while most of the community had been supportive, he has also been the target of harassment. Read more Related Posts:Wairarapa church unlikely to be soldSeismic shift in church earthquake Read more

Bullies are scared cowards says Pope

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Pope Francis, visiting Japan, denounced an “epidemic” of bullying that torments young people in Japan but also around the world. “We must all unite against this culture of bullying and learn to say ‘Enough!’ “It is an epidemic, and together you can find the best medicine to treat it.” “Bullies are afraid, and they cover Read more

Ombudsman critical of the way college handled bullying complaint

Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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The Chief Ombudsman has criticised Sacred Heart College in Auckland over the way it dealt with a bullying complaint. Peter Boshier said the school had “failed to ensure the student was safe.” He called the Board of Trustees’ response to the complaint Siobhan Harvey made about the bullying of her son “unreasonable”. Boshier recommended the Read more

Pope tackles bullying

Monday, June 24th, 2019
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Pope Francis highlighted the problem of bullying in a recent message to young people. Francis said bullying is an issue that concerns him. He made the comments to participants in the online conference #StopcyberbullyingDay. Francis called on participants to find their own identity but not at the expense of others. “An issue that concerns me Read more

MP gets cross party support and a security escort

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Green MP Golriz Ghahraman is being accompanied by a security escort at all times following a series of death threats. The MP has seen a significant escalation in threats of violence following comments by ACT MP David Seymour, a source told Stuff. Ghahraman is an Iranian-Kiwi refugee, lucky to escape war and persecution as a Read more

Schoolyard bullies in the sacristy

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Half a century ago, the bishops’ conference of the United States commissioned an interdisciplinary study of the priesthood in that country. Key parts of it were led by two priests who at the time were celebrities in the Catholic community, Andrew Greeley the sociologist and Eugene Kennedy the psychologist. (Disclosure: as a seminarian I was Read more

Bullied, sexually abused kids more likely to smoke, drink

Monday, March 4th, 2019

A new study has found children who were bullied and sexually abused are more likely to smoke and drink alcohol excessively as adults. The findings were published recently in BMC Public Health. Few studies have explored this phenomenon in Australia, according to Dr David Alejandro González-Chica, senior lecturer and research supervisor at the University of Read more