Advice on Bullying & Cyber Bullying

“Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Being bullied at school, home or online might involve someone pushing you, hitting you, teasing you, talking about you or calling you names.No one has the right to hurt you or make you feel bad, and if you are being bullied you don’t have to put up with it, you can talk to someone about it”. Childline www.childline.org.uk

“Cyber bullying is when a person or a group of people uses the internet, mobile phones, online games or any other kind of digital technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else. Cyber bullying is a form of bullying but because it happens online or on mobile phones it can happen 24 hours a day, seven days a week”. Childline www.childline.org.uk

“Bullying can take many forms, such as name-calling or teasing (verbal bullying), hitting or pushing (physical bullying), intimidation through threats or social exclusion (emotional bullying) and writing of offensive messages via the use of new media (cyber-bullying). Bullying can happen to any child at any time. Some children, however, are more vulnerable than others. Ralli Campaign www.youtube.com/rallicampaign

"Virgin Media O2 want internet users of all ages to enjoy all the wonderful things the web has to offer, safely. That’s why their experts have created a children’s internet safety test to help build awareness for parents and children of all ages to ensure they are better protected online. www.virginmedia.com/blog/online-safety/childrens-internet-safety-test
Telephone helpline for children and parents
Childline, 0800 1111, a free 24 hour helpline for children in the UK www.childline.org.uk
Kidscape 08451 205 204 anti-bullying helpline for parents www.kidscape.org.uk
Internet Safety Websites for children, parents and educators
BBC www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe
Childnet International - Kidsmart www.kidsmart.org.uk
Disney www.disney.co.uk/DisneyOnline/Safesurfing
Kidsmart www.kidsmart.org.uk
Mini Mentors www.minimentors.org.uk
Netsmartz Kids (5-10 years old) www.netsmartzkids.org
Netsmartz Tweens (8-12 years old) www.nsteens.org
Netsmartz Teens www.netsmartz.org/Teens
One Space www.onespace.org.uk/behavior/cyberbullying
Not My Kidz www.notmykidz.org
SafeKids www.safekids.com
Thinkuknow www.thinkuknow.co.uk
WiseKids www.wisekids.org.uk
Sites on Bullying
Antibullying Alliance www.anti-bullyingalliance.org
BBC www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13905962
Beatbullying www.beatbullying.org 0208 771 3377
Bullying UK www.bullying.co.uk 0808 800 2222
Bullying.org www.bullying.org
Bullying at school; the law www.gov.uk/bullying-at-school/the-law
Childline Bullying www.childline.org.uk/Explore/Bullying/Pages/Bullying.aspx
Childline Sexting www.childline.org.uk/explore/onlinesafety/Pages/Sexting.aspx
Dept. of Education www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/behaviour/bullying
Kidscape www.kidscape.org.uk 08451 205 204
NHS: Bullying the facts www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Bullying/Pages/Bullyingfacts.aspx
Ralli Campaign www.youtube.com/rallicampaign
Stop Text Bully www.stoptextbully.com
Stop Cyber Bullying www.stopcyberbullying.org/
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