Posts Tagged ‘Bullying’

Promise Jesus and me not to bully anyone, Pope asked teens

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Promise Jesus and me not to bully anyone, Pope Francis asked 45,000 teens when he met them in Milan last Saturday. He also told their teachers to be aware of the bullying problem. “I ask you, in silence: In your schools, in your neighborhoods, is there someone that you mock? That you make fun of Read more

UK Catholic teen strung up on cross by co-worker bullies

Friday, June 17th, 2016

A Catholic teenager in Britain was tied to a wooden cross and hung from a wall by work colleagues, a court has heard. Four men are on trial at York Crown Court accused of religiously aggravated assaults. All four deny the charges and three claimed the incidents were part of general workplace banter. The mock Read more

Aussie Catholic education office leader sacked for bullying

Friday, November 27th, 2015

An official at a Catholic Education Office in an Australian diocese, who was compared to Margaret Thatcher, was sacked for bullying her co-workers. The former employee relations team leader the Catholic Education Office at Parramatta diocese took her former employer to federal court for unfair dismissal. She alleged she was sexually harassed and complained of Read more

School got complaining mother investigated by state body

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

A US mother has filed a lawsuit after she told a Catholic school that her child was bullied and the school got an abuse investigation launched against her. Melissa Schroeder’s attorney has filed the action against Kansas City Archdiocese, Sacred Heart Catholic School in Shawnee and the school’s principal. Mrs Schroeder said she reported the Read more

Former Irish president says her devout gay son was bullied

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Ireland’s former president, Mary McAleese, has spoken of her son as a devout young Catholic who was made to feel lonely and was bullied because he was gay. Mrs McAleese said her son Justin was a “willing and happy” altar boy and an enthusiastic member of his local Catholic youth club. But he went through Read more

Five former St. Joseph’s students charged with assault

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Five former students of St. Joseph’s College in Samoa are facing assault charges after a video clip of them assaulting another student was circulated on social media. Police Superintendent Lemalu Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu confirmed the charges last Thursday. The five students have all been expelled from school after the video clip was circulated on social Read more

What parents can do about bullying

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Having your child bullied at school is one of the greatest fears of parents – and research shows this fear is well founded. School bullying has been described as the single most important threat to the mental health of children and adolescents. Well-controlled studies show that being bullied in primary school increases the risk of serious mental health problems into adolescence and ongoing depression leading Read more

What schools can do about bullying

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

It started, as is so often does with girls, with a whispering campaign. The gossiping was endless. “Everything I seemed to do was something to talk about. The girls would nudge each other and say: ‘Shhhh, Amelia* is there’.” School felt like a popularity contest. Amelia was asked to name the three prettiest girls in Read more

Parents preventing and dealing with bullying

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Parents are one of the most influential factors when talking about bullying – in that they are the most likely to be able to prevent it. The way parents model appropriate interactions and communication to their children (for example, resolve disagreements, be assertive when appropriate) will impact on how their children interact with others – Read more

The difference between bullying and everyday life

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

A few weeks ago a survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that bullying was the number one concern of young people in Australia. Bullying has displaced their concerns about the environment and the importance of healthy eating or owning a computer. This is surprising since the incidence of bullying does not seem to Read more