From our CEO showing his support in odd socks alongside other staff members, to wearing blue and producing displays across our student common rooms. We’ve been busy showing our support for Anti-bullying Week, a campaign ran by the Anti-bulling Alliance from Monday 12th November – Friday 16th November.
Cyber bullying is an ever-increasing form of bullying that takes place online or through social media and on phones, tablets and games consoles - with most young people experiencing it at some point in their life.
56% of young people said they’ve seen others be bullied online and 42% have felt unsafe online.
Check out these top tips from Bullying UK to help keep your kids safe on the web:
1. Keep computers and games consoles in family rooms where you can monitor activity. Also make sure the games yours child plays online are age appropriate.
2. Install parental control software or activate them through your internet to prevent access to inappropriate content.
3. ‘Friend’ or ‘follow’ your child on social media so you can see how they’re using them.
4. Check they’re old enough to join any websites or social networks with age restrictions.
5. Advise your child not to post personal information or any images they wouldn’t want everyone to see.
6. Avoid using webcams unless talking to close friends or family. Consider covering your webcam when it’s not in use.
7. Monitor your child’s internet usage and be watchful for any strange behaviour.
8. Encourage your child to be open about what they do online and who they talk to.
If you’re a parent of a student or a student at college and want to know more about the support available to you, head over to our Support pages to find out more.
You can also take a look at our Safeguarding Handbook here.