Bullying fear for kids from families in debt

Bullying fear for kids from families in debt

Bullying fear for kids from families in debt

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CHILDREN whose parents are living with problem debt are being bullied because of their family circumstances, a new report has revealed.

According to research by The Children's Society and StepChange Debt Charity, two-and-a-half million children live in families who are behind on £4.8billion of household bills and loan repayments.

A further five million children are in families that are struggling to keep up with repayments.

The report, which focuses on the impact on children, has discovered that youngsters suffer worry, bullying, and shortages of food, clothing and heating. It called for the Government to negotiate a debt holiday for families to help parents escape the pressure to meet repayment and interest demands.

Ros Duerden, from Blackburn food bank, welcomed the report and said that many families coming to the food bank were struggling with debt.

She said: “Bullying is a problem. It’s one of the reasons we now give out toiletries, for instance, when we get them. Youngsters going into school with dirty hair because they haven’t been able to have a shower are more likely to be bullied. It’s something we consider daily. A debt holiday would be ideal, it would be a useful part of a safety net.

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“Over a third of the families that we are helping currently are not people who need long-term support, who need benefits. They’re just people who are going through a tough patch. A debt holiday - a genuine debt holiday that didn’t incur higher interest — would keep them safe.

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1:01pm Fri 9 May 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

No one will get a debt holiday from me.

Debt holiday = more fags and booze
No one will get a debt holiday from me. Debt holiday = more fags and booze 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -13

1:41pm Fri 9 May 14

Bat E Karen says...

Kids have always picked on the scruffy one or the smelly one, since I started school in the 70s.

My kids used to make me laugh when they insisted on branded yoghurts etc. for lunch boxes at primary school because people with cheap ones were laughed at. My daughter's at college now and will still only take branded crisps - she doesn't mind Lidl ones in the house, just where no one can see them :)
Kids have always picked on the scruffy one or the smelly one, since I started school in the 70s. My kids used to make me laugh when they insisted on branded yoghurts etc. for lunch boxes at primary school because people with cheap ones were laughed at. My daughter's at college now and will still only take branded crisps - she doesn't mind Lidl ones in the house, just where no one can see them :) Bat E Karen
  • Score: 3

1:50pm Fri 9 May 14

andy1 says...

Bat E Karen wrote:
Kids have always picked on the scruffy one or the smelly one, since I started school in the 70s.

My kids used to make me laugh when they insisted on branded yoghurts etc. for lunch boxes at primary school because people with cheap ones were laughed at. My daughter's at college now and will still only take branded crisps - she doesn't mind Lidl ones in the house, just where no one can see them :)
And that constitutes bullying which by the way can be seen has a criminal offense. Makes me laugh that kids insist on branded makes when they are all made in the same factories just a different label is put on. Ban the Bully take to court along with parents if need be.
[quote][p][bold]Bat E Karen[/bold] wrote: Kids have always picked on the scruffy one or the smelly one, since I started school in the 70s. My kids used to make me laugh when they insisted on branded yoghurts etc. for lunch boxes at primary school because people with cheap ones were laughed at. My daughter's at college now and will still only take branded crisps - she doesn't mind Lidl ones in the house, just where no one can see them :)[/p][/quote]And that constitutes bullying which by the way can be seen has a criminal offense. Makes me laugh that kids insist on branded makes when they are all made in the same factories just a different label is put on. Ban the Bully take to court along with parents if need be. andy1
  • Score: 6

2:15pm Fri 9 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

andy1 wrote:
Bat E Karen wrote:
Kids have always picked on the scruffy one or the smelly one, since I started school in the 70s.

My kids used to make me laugh when they insisted on branded yoghurts etc. for lunch boxes at primary school because people with cheap ones were laughed at. My daughter's at college now and will still only take branded crisps - she doesn't mind Lidl ones in the house, just where no one can see them :)
And that constitutes bullying which by the way can be seen has a criminal offense. Makes me laugh that kids insist on branded makes when they are all made in the same factories just a different label is put on. Ban the Bully take to court along with parents if need be.
And is that the official PC guideline then
[quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bat E Karen[/bold] wrote: Kids have always picked on the scruffy one or the smelly one, since I started school in the 70s. My kids used to make me laugh when they insisted on branded yoghurts etc. for lunch boxes at primary school because people with cheap ones were laughed at. My daughter's at college now and will still only take branded crisps - she doesn't mind Lidl ones in the house, just where no one can see them :)[/p][/quote]And that constitutes bullying which by the way can be seen has a criminal offense. Makes me laugh that kids insist on branded makes when they are all made in the same factories just a different label is put on. Ban the Bully take to court along with parents if need be.[/p][/quote]And is that the official PC guideline then ConcernedOssy
  • Score: -5

3:42pm Fri 9 May 14

andy1 says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
andy1 wrote:
Bat E Karen wrote:
Kids have always picked on the scruffy one or the smelly one, since I started school in the 70s.

My kids used to make me laugh when they insisted on branded yoghurts etc. for lunch boxes at primary school because people with cheap ones were laughed at. My daughter's at college now and will still only take branded crisps - she doesn't mind Lidl ones in the house, just where no one can see them :)
And that constitutes bullying which by the way can be seen has a criminal offense. Makes me laugh that kids insist on branded makes when they are all made in the same factories just a different label is put on. Ban the Bully take to court along with parents if need be.
And is that the official PC guideline then
Not at all how many kids have took their lives through Bullying? Have you ever endured it I certainly have because of suffering Psoriasis. And when I hit back I was accused of being the one in the wrong. Its nothing to do with PC you fool.
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bat E Karen[/bold] wrote: Kids have always picked on the scruffy one or the smelly one, since I started school in the 70s. My kids used to make me laugh when they insisted on branded yoghurts etc. for lunch boxes at primary school because people with cheap ones were laughed at. My daughter's at college now and will still only take branded crisps - she doesn't mind Lidl ones in the house, just where no one can see them :)[/p][/quote]And that constitutes bullying which by the way can be seen has a criminal offense. Makes me laugh that kids insist on branded makes when they are all made in the same factories just a different label is put on. Ban the Bully take to court along with parents if need be.[/p][/quote]And is that the official PC guideline then[/p][/quote]Not at all how many kids have took their lives through Bullying? Have you ever endured it I certainly have because of suffering Psoriasis. And when I hit back I was accused of being the one in the wrong. Its nothing to do with PC you fool. andy1
  • Score: 8

12:42am Sat 10 May 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Bullying ???
Caricature building ???

Which one is it
Bullying ??? Caricature building ??? Which one is it 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -7

8:10am Sat 10 May 14

Chris P Bacon says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Bullying ???
Caricature building ???

Which one is it
I take it you were 'refreshed' out of your mind at quarter to one this morning to have 'written' such hilarious nonsense?

Caricature??? Character???

Which one is it?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Bullying ??? Caricature building ??? Which one is it[/p][/quote]I take it you were 'refreshed' out of your mind at quarter to one this morning to have 'written' such hilarious nonsense? Caricature??? Character??? Which one is it? Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 10

9:13pm Sat 10 May 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Bullying ???
Caricature building ???

Which one is it
I take it you were 'refreshed' out of your mind at quarter to one this morning to have 'written' such hilarious nonsense?

Caricature??? Character???

Which one is it?
Character actually.
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Bullying ??? Caricature building ??? Which one is it[/p][/quote]I take it you were 'refreshed' out of your mind at quarter to one this morning to have 'written' such hilarious nonsense? Caricature??? Character??? Which one is it?[/p][/quote]Character actually. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -1

7:51am Sun 11 May 14

Chris P Bacon says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Chris P Bacon wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Bullying ???
Caricature building ???

Which one is it
I take it you were 'refreshed' out of your mind at quarter to one this morning to have 'written' such hilarious nonsense?

Caricature??? Character???

Which one is it?
Character actually.
Of which you possess not one atom in your entire body. You really do represent the very worst of humanity.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Bullying ??? Caricature building ??? Which one is it[/p][/quote]I take it you were 'refreshed' out of your mind at quarter to one this morning to have 'written' such hilarious nonsense? Caricature??? Character??? Which one is it?[/p][/quote]Character actually.[/p][/quote]Of which you possess not one atom in your entire body. You really do represent the very worst of humanity. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 8

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