Posts Tagged ‘schools and bullying’

Church-going schoolchildren bullied for being ‘old fashioned’

Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Catholic schoolchildren bullied

Teachers from schools across Ireland are concerned that Catholic schoolchildren are being bullied for practicing their religion as they appear ‘old fashioned’ or ‘out of the mainstream culture’. Most schools in Ireland are Catholic schools, and close to 80% of the population describe their religion as Catholic according to the 2016 Census. Yet, a growing number Read more

Police called in after bullying at Catholic college

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Five students at St. Joseph’s College, in Apia, Samoa, have been expelled after they were identified as the culprits in a bullying video, filmed at the school. The video, posted on Facebook, showing a St. Joseph’s College student being beaten by another student while other students look on, has gone viral. They are also likely 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