Series 1 - Episode 2

Jodie Marsh: Bullied

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Having travelled across the USA to observe some of the practices forward-thinking schools and academies have introduced to tackle bullying, Jodie returns to the UK intending to persuade schools here to follow the same path.

With support from her friend Alex, an anti-bullying campaigner, Jodie finds a school which admits it has bullying issues to deal with. Carlton Community College in Barnsley has a troubled past and has been threatened with closure if it doesn't improve. New head teacher Neil Hutchinson's mission is to turn things around. Alex takes Jodie to Springwell, a school in Derbyshire he's been working with: it has introduced an anti-bullying team lead by students. These 'ambassadors' are students who keep tabs on the well-being of fellow pupils. A group of these 'ambassadors' come to Carlton to demonstrate how the concept works. Can Carlton learn from Springwell and put some anti-bullying ideas into practice?

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  • Brian

    10 months ago

    Brian

    The video just doesn't work. It takes ages to load, and then when I press play nothing happens, and it disappears and reloads the blank page. I will have to try the Youtube version again. 5OD just doesn't work.

  • kate

    10 months ago

    kate

    I really think jodie marsh should go to birley community college in sheffield. On the last episode they spoke to a girl who was bullied at birley but the school did not reply. There was also an autistic boy who is bullied at birley and recently spoke to the star newspaper about it and again birley did not coment. A lot of bullying happens at birley. I am one of the students who were bullied and the school did nothing about it. Please help our school.

  • molly

    11 months ago

    molly

    And the bullying continues at carlton. My daughteris going through this at the moment she is scared to attend school.Im thinking of pulling her out till I can get her trtransferred. Its a lousy school.

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  • sophie

    12 months ago

    sophie

    i think schools should do more when it comesto bullying to many teacher pretend its not happening and shut their eyes when they see it. they should get up of their bums and tackle the problem head on. people dont think bullying does that much damage but it does it has ruined my life and made me a completely different person.

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  • Anon

    1 year ago

    Anon

    I went to the same school as Ben at the time he passed and remember horribly the day after it happened. Even though I was a couple of years above, it really hit the school hard. Any bullying seemed to stop then, especially in Bens year and above, everyone seemed to come together. It's just such a shame it took something so terrible to make people realise how bad bullying can be..

  • Harry Ashford

    1 year ago

    Harry Ashford

    There should be more people taking action like Jodie does here!

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  • Nicola Matthews

    1 year ago

    Nicola Matthews

    It would really be good if Jodie expanded this programme to "Adults Bullied at work" as its not just kids that get bullied and schools that it happens in. Its on the streets and then at work and its just as hard to stand up for yourself when you are an adult. My Mum was bullied by her brother and her dad.She became a nervous wreack, paronoid, anarexic, addicted to prescription pills when she was younger.Fortunaley after meeting my dad and having me and my sister, she got stronger, but she cannot talk about her brother or dad. I was verbally bullied at school when i was younger because i was quiet .My mum threatened 1 kid and after that he would say good morning Mrs. M****** to my mum and avoided me. I was verbally bullied at senior school because other girls were jealous of the girl i hung around with.This made me hate school. I was verbally bullied at one job because other girls were jealous of the boyfriend i had and he helped cause it. I lost 3 stone with worry until my sister helped me through it.When i saw myself it made me stronger to never let it happen again, plus i felt bad that my younger sister had to witness this. I could see my Nan was bullied in Homerton Hospital years ago and i still get dreadfully upset when i think about it and that i had no control to change it. I was verbally bullied in a job 5 years ago because a woman was desparate to be at the top and get the most work. She upset 2 of us but we were too scared of losing future work as the boss seemed to think she was great. I did shout back at her at the time and it did help. I was verbally bullied November & January on a freelance job by 3 girls. This was a depressing time. I was also verably bullied by the manager i have at my part time job. After 5 years on and off, i finally wrote a greivence letter last october. I have a meeting tomorrow, but unfortnately the HR is he'sfriend and i feel ganged up upon by them and the company. I can predict how it will end up as they will just dismiss any allegations and a pathetic, fake sorry will be said to try and draw a close to it. The hand book states how it doesnt put up with Harassment and bullying but the managers act as a barrier / wall and all stick together. They mis use they're power. I am a much stronger person since in my adult years 25 -41,and i am good at speaking up but it is still very difficult and plays havic with your mind at times. I am a worrier so it doesnt help but alot of the times standing up to bullies does deter them, sometimes believing in Karma and "what goes around, comes around" gets me through the day. Well done Jodie for staring the ball rolling and dont be afraid to cry at times even though you've moved on. Bullying leaves deep scares. x

  • sar

    1 year ago

    sar

    how do I get into contact with Jodie or channel 5?!

  • Nancy Bailey

    1 year ago

    Nancy Bailey

    Hi, our son was bullied verbally and physically attacked at one of the 100 co-ed grammar schools in the UK. We supported him and challenged the "instiution". After 12 months of what became heated exchanges, we transferred him to a local comprehensive for his own safety, after an attempted stabbing with a pair of scissors later became "punched whilst holding a pair of scissors". It does happen, it needs to be acknowledged and dealt with. Kids, you are not alone. Speak to your parents. Seek support. We will be offering our support to this campaign. It is not just bullying at the time but the consequences of bullying after and the detrimental affects workwise and socially, Our son settled in well at his new school. Joined half way through GCSEs, at a low, but did 2 years work in half the time and picked himself up again. Do not be afraid to speak up - you have done nothing wrong. Do not let them win.

  • Gemma Mossop

    1 year ago

    Gemma Mossop

    How can you get her to come to my school in harlow- burntmill, I get bullied- verbally bullied about how i speak, ppl make jokes about me, or just repeat 'yh u have a lisp' to piss me off... It's really upsetting and i just want this to stop

  • Wendy Bollen

    1 year ago

    Wendy Bollen

    Well done Jodie for helping to put anti-bullying in the limelight. Some great ideas in the programme. I have worked for many years helping young people to feel empowered to stand up to bullies-have written a book to help them. See www.thelittlebookofretorts.com

  • Harry

    1 year ago

    Harry

    Typical, get a bully to do a show on bullies

  • Cartman

    1 year ago

    Cartman

    THE CHAMPS VS THAT OTHER BULLYING TEAM !!! AFTER SCHOOL THURSDAY YEAHHH >;DDD

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  • Anon

    1 year ago

    Anon

    I was pushed out of Carlton Community College due to bullying 2 years ago. They tormented me everyday, I was suicidal and suffered tremendously. I skipped countess weeks because I was too frightened to attend and the school did nothing about it. They even sent a councilor round to my home but that didn't do anything. I'm so proud of Danny, Joey and Sharny for becoming a 'Champion'. They all had such bad reputations in Yr 7 so I think it's really great that they've matured. I might have to introduce some of these ideas into my school. I'm sure we could benefit from a lot of these.

  • Lee Connor

    1 year ago

    Lee Connor

    This programme makes you proud of youngsters in 2013. This method of anti bullying needs to spread all over the UK! Schools need to stand up and take notice of what is going on in a supposedly safe environment for children. Living in Scotland, I would love for this approach to be put in place in all schools.

  • flo ashley

    1 year ago

    flo ashley

    Thanks Jodie - I am 41 now but suffered at school - too tall - too clever yet dyslexic

  • Sean Edwards

    1 year ago

    Sean Edwards

    It's ridiculous what people will do to put others down for their own amusement, glad you guys are gradually stopping bullying around the UK!

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