Schoolgirl Pleads for an End to School Bullying

The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland), October 1, 1999 | Go to article overview

Schoolgirl Pleads for an End to School Bullying


IN an emotional interview last night, an 11-year-old Ulster schoolgirl opened up to the News Letter about the bullying torture which is going on among children in the Province.

The girl, who comes from a mixed area, did not wish to be named but outlined the sectarian verbal hell she had encountered.

''I'm the only Catholic in my class at school,'' she said. ''I keep getting called names like 'fenian' and they've threatened to beat me up. They say their dads are in the UVF.

''I've always lived in a mixed area and I don't care what religion they have, but I'm scared about what they're going to do.''

Terrified children who are the victims of bullies are flooding Childline's freephone telephone service.

Around one in six of the calls from Northern Ireland to the charity's headquarters is made on the issue of bullying and these are often related to sectarian matters.

Now an initiative aimed at eliminating bullying in schools has been launched, with schools are being urged to think of new ways of stamping out the cancer of bullying in the playground.

The scheme will award innovative ideas with cash.

Save The Children Northern Ireland launched the pounds 20,000 initiative at a conference - Bullying: A Management Issue For Schools - in Stranmillis College yesterday.

Programme co-ordinator Mairead McArdle outlined how the awards scheme would help schools address what is a growing worry. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Schoolgirl Pleads for an End to School Bullying
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.