Beatbullying Safer Internet Day supporter
BeatBullying is the UK's leading bullying prevention charity, creating a world where bullying, violence and harassment are unacceptable. BeatBullying empowers people to understand, recognise, and say no to bullying, violence and harassment by giving them the tools to transform their lives and the lives of their peers. Working with families, schools, and communities to understand the problem, campaign for change and provide a sustainable efficient and proven solution.
BeatBullying has gained significant recognition for it's anti-bullying work in schools and communities across the UK, working with more than 1.6 million children and young people since it's launch in 1999.
BeatBullying run the award winning CyberMentors programme, which is all about young people helping and supporting each other online.
If you're being bullied, or are feeling a bit low, or are maybe troubled by something 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.
The best thing about it is that CyberMentors are young people too. It's never easy talking about bullying, and many young people have told us that they would prefer to speak to another young person if they could. That's why CyberMentors are young people like you, who have been trained and are volunteering their time online to help you. It's still important however, that you talk to your parents or teachers if you can.
Safer Internet Day 2013
To support and celebrate Safer Internet Day 2013, BeatBullying are asking young people how they 'Connect with Respect'. As a charity committed to engaging and listening to the children and young people we exist to support, we are inviting them to take a stand by making cyber safety social.
On the day itself, we will be giving all of the young people on our websites an opportunity to digitally stand up for their cyber rights. We will also be encouraging them to extend their online responsibilities to those around them; applying their knowledge and learnings to keeping others safe online. On 5th February, www.cybermentors.org.uk will be a site of information sharing and friendly support, given by young people to young people.
In the run up to Safer Internet Day, BeatBullying are also conducting research into children’s experiences of fake profiles.
We will be promoting the extensive and creative efforts of all involved in SID 2013 via our social media channels and websites throughout the day on 5th February. And we will be taking part in the SID live radio programme.