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Blue Shirt Day® World Day Of Bullying Prevention 2014

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and to signify its importance, STOMP Out Bullying™ created BLUE SHIRT DAY® WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION! Join us & GO BLUE on the first Monday of October, wear a BLUE Shirt on 06.10.14 and put an end to bullying, cyberbullying, other digital abuse, hatred, racism and homophobia! Let's STOMP Out Bullying everywhere!

View our pages on bullying at http://www.asknormen.co.uk/bullying/

Knowing or suspecting that your child is being bullied can be very upsetting, but there are many things you can do to resolve the problem.

Bullying is one of the biggest concerns for parents, according to Family Lives, a support organisation for parents that runs a free telephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.

If you find out or suspect that your child is being bullied, there are things you can do to resolve the problem. And you don’t have to find all the answers on your own. There are a number of organisations, including Family Lives, that can give you help and advice 

Bullying UK

The Bullying UK website, which is part of Family Lives, has a dedicated area for parents.

Kidscape

Kidscape is an anti-bullying charity that runs a telephone advice line for parents and carers (0845 120 5204), it also runs assertiveness training courses for young people who've been bullied. There's extensive information for parents and carers on its website.

NSPCC

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has information for parents on what to look out for and what to do if you think a child is being bullied.

Childnet International

Childnet is a charity promoting safe use of the internet by children. Its website has a wealth of detail including information about bullying for parents and carers.

Contact a Family

Contact a Family provides advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children throughout the UK. It runs a free helpline (0808 808 3555).

cyberbullying

Q&A with ABA on cyberbullying - from Sophos, IT security company.

Film on cyberbullying #breakthecycle from Wiltshire Council's Young Commissioners. Developed for Anti-Bullying Week 2013 to try and encourage young people to speak out against cyberbullying, and offer others help and support online if they see something that they themselves would be upset by. The hope is that this film will reach some of the ‘bystanders’ or those young people who may find themselves caught up in online bullying without even realising they are doing it.

Advice from Childnet on Video Chat and Webcams is now available to read online or download. The advice is aimed at young people using video chat services such as Skype, FaceTime and Google Hangouts and provides top tips and technical advice for using video chat and webcams safely. Childnet worked with a group of pupils from Hatchend School who provided ideas for improving the advice and helped make sure it is relevant to young people and the way they use video chatting services.

Cyberbullying Information Pack The Cybersmile Foundation has produced a stop cyberbullying information pack which includes exercises for school children to help those experiencing cyberbullying and to raise awareness of the emotional harm caused by this type of abuse.

Childnet Online reputation checklist for teens This new resource for teenagers from Childnet is designed to help young people manage online reputation issues in a simple and practical way, and create a positive digital footprint.

New app from South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) - titled Whisper integrates with your school's website and allows children, parents and staff to report issues anonymously to the school. It is a direct reporting channel, a virtual 'bully box' or a simple way of recording incidents or obtain evidence. Whisper is part of SWGfL BOOST - a recently launched new suite of esafety tools and resource, available for £199/year to schools (£99 for SWGfL schools).

UKCCIS, Advice on child internet safety 1.0 Universal guidelines for providers, published April 2012

NASUWT, Preventing and tackling prejudice related bullying published 2012 (includes a distinct chapter on how teachers can keep themselves safe from cyberbullying)

Cyberbullying infographic This Infographic illustrates the impact of cyberbullying and has been created by Osiris Educational from a guest blog by Adrienne Katz, author of 'Cyberbullying and e-safety' www.JKP.com

CEOP Think You Know Website teachers and trainers section with resources for all ages

Childnet International, Know it all - suite of education resources designed to educate parents, teachers and young people about safe and positive use of the internet

Teach Today website with a range of guidance for teachers on all aspects of cyber safety

UK Safer Internet Centre runs a helpline for staff who are concerned about cyberbullying, sexting, online gaming and child protection online

ConnectSafely guides for parents on Snapchat and Instagram

Childnet Social Networking leaflet Childnet has redesigned its social networking leaflet. The leaflet is a guide for parents, carers and teachers about the safe and responsible use of social networking sites and top tips and user friendly advice for keeping children and young people safe online.

ABA and the Sex Education Forum (SEF) have produced a free guide to help parents and carers talk to their children about online relationships.

 

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