Categories
Anti-Bullying Week Bullying

Ever wondered if the behaviour of those in the public eye has any effect on the behaviour of young people?

We live in a continuously polarized society. Politicians and those regularly in the public eye have never been more at odds with one another. But what impact does this have on the rest of us, beyond the headlines? 

Our Annual Bullying Survey identified that only 30% of young people disagree with the idea that the behaviour of politicians has a direct impact on how they treat others. With the growing amount of headlines about politicians at odds with each other and famous faces breaking the law, we wanted to ask young people what they think of how role models in the limelight have affected them and, perhaps more importantly, what they can do better. 

Read the full Annual Bullying Survey 2020 here

Ditch the Label Asks…

Do You Think that the Behaviour of People in the Public Eye Effects How You Treat Others?

Screenshot of our instagram poll, showing 80% of people agree that the behaviour of politicians affects how people treat each other.

As you can see, even more of you agreed that the behaviour of politicians affects how people treat each other in school. So we decided to ask…

Who do you think would be a better role model? 

Lots of you responded with people who you think would be better role models for young people in schools today.

Here are just a few of the most mentioned:

Marcus Rashford, AOC, Billie Eilish, Emma Watson, David Attenborough, Akala, Greta Thunberg, Malala, The Obama Family, Sam Smith, Jameela Jamil, Joe Wicks and Jacinda Ardern.

Lots also suggested groups of people are better role models including:

Artisits, philosophers, young people of colour, activists, NHS heroes and other front line workers, mental health practitioners, small business owners and normal people just like the rest of us.

So what does this mean?

The fact that 80% of you think that the role models we have today are not the ones we need is pretty scary. Every newspaper, social media feed and news website is always full of how politicians are constantly fighting with each other, and being exposed to this all the time obviously has a negative impact on young people.

So we want to know from you – how can we solve our role model problem? Answer in the comments!

RSS FORUM CHATS

  • Introduction for anyone who cares ✨✨
    Hey I'm Melina 😊. I am bisexual (and asexual 😊) Only my best friend (and anyone reading this) knows my sexuality and I'm planning on telling my homophobic family too when I am financially stable, but I am known for making spur of the moment decisions and changing my mind last minute so who knows! […]
  • Hobbies
    Hey all, I was wondering what the acceptable number of hobbies is because I have 30 hobbies and I don't know what to do
  • This club is so good
    This club is so good that it has now become a lunchtime club at my school so well done to you bingabong
  • came out as bi to parents... they dont beleive me
    so a few days ago i came out as bi to my parents... they dont believe me. they think i was 1. wanting attention 2. friends are a bad influence and made me think this 3.just questioning myself i said this earlier what do ido
  • the safe lgbt chat
    hey! I hope everyone is having a good day and I just wanted to say that if you want to talk on here for advice or just to have a friend this is a place to be! for some that don't know me my name is leaf and I go by he/him pronouns. I am […]
  • Does anyone else agree that social media is toxic?
    Recently social media toxicity has been on my mind. I see lots of people on the internet promoting toxic lifestyles, getting followers, subscribers, and money. Also, it seems like the bigwigs of social media are very toxic, and often not expecting of others. Any one else feel this way?