It’s the start of anti-bullying week. It’s important that children feel safe both on- and off-line and the BeatBullying campaign sets out to ‘Shape attitudes and change behaviour’ relating to how children act towards one another. Complementing BeatBullying is the Cybermentors.
Taken from the CyberMentors site:
CyberMentors is here to support all young people affected by bullying. If you’re being bullied, or perhaps there’s something else that’s bothering you and making you feel rubbish, and you’re not sure what to do or who to talk to, then CyberMentors is where you can go for help. It doesn’t matter how big or small you think the problem is, or whether you’re being targeted online or offline, CyberMentors are here to listen and support you.
If you want to talk about a problem you’ve got with bullying (whether you’re being bullied, whether you’ve seen it and don’t know what to do, or whether you’re actually bullying someone else and want to stop), just drop a CyberMentor a message, or ask to chat to them online. You can find their profiles on the left.
CyberMentors are young people who have been trained in their schools, and are supported by senior CyberMentors at college or university, whilst trained counsellors are also on hand if necessary.
Any child having problems with bullying can contact a mentor via the Cybermentor site to chat about their concerns.
A link to my previous post about Internet Safety.