Sarah Dyer, director of new media at Beatbullying has said

“We know how hard it can be to get young people interested and involved in anti-bullying messages and activities, but by making our website appealing and interactive, we can give young people an opportunity to explore, discuss and tackle this important issue by themselves.”

The website is one to recommend to young people you work with. There are loads of interesting features, highlighting causes of bullying (one of them faith), the presence of cybermentors (attempting to tackle bullying and cyberbullying online), and read stories of other’s experiences.

There are also links to other more local bullying websites, including many London Boroughs that have been put together by young people, and lots of other things to explore!

Dyer says

“It is absolutely crucial to engage with young people using the sorts of web technology they like. Our new site enables young users to communicate, interact and support each other online.”

The adult section of the site offers help and guidance for those who work with young people. With news, stories and loads more all available this should be a great resource for youth workers.

Chris
cskidd1983@gmail.com
Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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  1. We do the same. It’s not safe for the young people to be running around while we’re setting up. One girl tried to help once and injured herself trying to put out the table tennis table. There’s also the issue of when you are responsible for the young people. We make it clear to parents that we are only responsible for them when they are in the building and that we will not open the doors until 8pm. Don’t feel guilty, you have to set boundaries. It might help if you explain why to those who normally arrive early.

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