Tom Turner

About Tom Turner

Tom describes himself as a "parent at heart" if not a parent in reality - yet. Tom has been working with children and young people for many years, actually starting when he was just a child himself at the age of 11 (taking care of 4-7-year-olds). Tom currently has three godchildren aged between 2-9 years old. He is also currently building an anti-bullying charity in the UK called Strength Restored which will work with children as young as 5 up to 19.

There Are Many Reasons Why People Bully, Some Might Surprise You!

There appear to me to be a lot of mythos surrounding the question as to why people bully. I was bullied for around eight years — probably longer. Since then I have worked with or alongside young people for fourteen years, and I have worked with children for a lot longer than that. I remember one time when I had an interview for a youth work post with someone who was aware of my history of being bullied. They asked me in a very matter-of-fact way “So, how will you stop yourself from bullying our young people?” I was quite frankly gobsmacked and astounded, but I answered her question quite clearly “Some people who are bullied do end up bullying, but that is not a hard-and-fast rule.

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