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The UK’s Most Comprehensive Bullying Statistics, Available Now.

Welcome to The Annual Bullying Survey 2014, one of the UK’s most comprehensive reports into the bullying of young people. In partnership with 36 schools and colleges across the UK, our survey of over 3,600 young people highlights the current climate of bullying amongst 13-18 year olds. Our complementary report comes with free tips and advice for schools, colleges, parents and guardians, Government and young people on how you can help reduce the effect and prominence of bullying within your environment....
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National Fundraiser: Sponsored Silence

39% OF YOUNG PEOPLE BEING BULLIED HAVE NEVER TOLD ANYBODY. ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME SOMEBODY GAVE THEM A VOICE? Take part in our national sponsored silence on Sunday 18th May 2014 to help fundraise for our anti-bullying charity so that we can reach out to and support even more young people from across the UK. If you’re a bit of a chatter box and think you’d crumble at the very thought of being silent all day, don’t worry – you can choose to be silent for either 3 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours or you could go the full course of 24 hours. You have until 30th April to sign up. Once you have signed up to take part, you...
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For the past 18-months, Ditch the Label has operated exclusively as a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation, which means that all revenue raised by our organisation has been re-invested back to help us grow our operations and provide support to even more young people in the UK. Operating this way has been difficult at times as we have been unable to apply for grants or corporate sponsorship. This has meant that for sometime now, our ambitions have been put on hold and our operational growth has been a little slower than we would have liked. We are incredibly excited and overwhelmed to announce that as from today, Ditch the Label is now a registered charity in the United Kingdom. This means that we...
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Ditch the Label Release Findings From Largest Bottom-Up Intervention Survey in World

A survey of over 10,000 young people by national anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label has found that almost half of young people feel that current levels of education and support for victims of bullying are not sufficient. The latest findings were put to respondents as part of Ditch the Label’s Annual Cyberbullying Survey 2013, which revealed that 69% of young people have been victims of cyberbullying, a figure much higher than previously reported. These new results relate to questions put to respondents about bullying in general as opposed specifically to cyberbullying. The survey sampled 10,008 young people, aged between 13 – 22 years old (of which 67% were from the UK, 17% from the USA, 12% from Australia and 4%...
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New Merchandise Now Available

After months of waiting, we are incredibly excited to announce that the new Ditch the Label official merchandise is now available to purchase online. On top of our existing range of t-shirts, vest tops and anti-bullying wristbands, we have now launched Ditch the Label lanyards, plus 6 completely new anti-bullying wristband designs. New designs include the winning entry to our wristband design competition for young people, a new jet black limited edition wristband and also 2 super awesome colour changing wristbands. Check out the new range and grab yours now! Click here >>...
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Young People Design New Anti-Bullying Wristband

Throughout the duration of October, we invited thousands of young people from across the UK to design the next Ditch the Label anti-bullying wristband to help raise money for our anti-bullying charity. We had a wealth of young people submit their hand drawn and digitally designed wristband samples and are excited to announce the winning design! A huge congratulations to Michael for his “Love conquers hate” design which received over 200 votes from Ditch the Label supporters. The design is currently being manufactured and will be available to buy in the next few weeks or so. Michael, aged 17 wins himself an exclusive hamper of Ditch the Label goodies plus 5 copies of his wristband. When asked about his inspiration,...
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Share Your Bullying Story!

At Ditch the Label, we believe that it is important to share bullying stories and to talk openly about bullying and discrimination. As part of our work, we frequently collaborate with the press and media to help raise the awareness of bullying and equality related issues so that we can collectively educate people from across the country about the impact that bullying can have on a person and on society as a whole. Often, we look to work with young people who have been impacted by bullying and are happy to speak up and talk about their experiences to help others who are going through something similar. As part of this commitment, we are looking to speak with young people...
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Kids React to Same Sex Marriage

Children between the ages of 5 and 13 were sat down to watch gay couples get engaged and are then asked topical questions about same-sex couples. The result? It’ll give you that warm fuzzy feeling – because everything is okay! Take a peak!...
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Charlie King for Ditch the Label: Bullying, Growing Up, Sexuality and Mental Health

We have the absolute pleasure of announcing that Charlie King, from the ITV2 hit series ‘The Only Way is Essex’ is the latest Ditch the Label celebrity patron. Charlie will now be working closely with us, helping us to spread our message and cause across the UK. We thought there’d be no better way of starting our relationship than with an official Ditch the Label interview. We spoke with Charlie about our charity, being bullied as a child, growing up, homophobia, mental health and life under the media spotlight. Charlie also gives his top tips to anybody who is currently being bullied or going through a difficult time. Ditch the Label: Hi Charlie, thanks for coming today, it’s great to...
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Design the Next Ditch the Label Anti-Bullying Wristband!

Got an eye for design and a competitive spirit? Now is your time to put your design skills to the test by designing the next Ditch the Label Anti-Bullying Wristband! We are looking to expand our range of Ditch the Label anti-bullying wristbands and are giving you the chance to design it! Either download our pack and use graphics software to design the next edition, or draw it by hand and submit a photo or scanned image. You have until 20th October to enter before it goes to public vote. Not only will we produce the winning design but you will nab 5 copies of your wristband, a Ditch the Label t-shirt of your choice plus if you use Habbo Hotel,...
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