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Update to our e-Safety Training course!

You might have noticed that in the past month we’ve had a bit of a makeover here at the Child Protection Company! Our website redesign isn’t the only update we’ve made, however – last month, we updated our e-Safety Training course to include lots of new information too. Online safety is an essential safeguarding topic…

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Increase in online bullying

Recent research has found that more UK children are now bullied more online than face-to-face. The London School of Economics study Net Children Go Mobile compared data from 2010 with 2013 and reported an increase in cyberbullying, from eight to 12 percent, and a decrease in face-to-face bullying, from 16 to 9 percent. The study…

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Preventing bullying

Updated guidance from the Department of Education Preventing and tackling bullying  provides advice for headteachers, staff and governing bodies. It outlines: the government’s approach to bullying legal obligations and the powers schools have to tackle bullying the principles which underpin the most effective anti-bullying strategies in schools. The guidance gives definitions of bullying and cyberbullying and…

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How bullying can lead to self harm

A survey of nearly 4000 young people who have self-harmed has been conducted to look into why children and young people self-harm. The online poll, carried out by Self-harm.co.uk, ChildLine, Youth Net and Young Minds has found being bullied is the main reason youngsters give for first injuring themselves. The BBC report on the experiences of one girl:…

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Preventing and tackling bullying

Have you seen the governments document Preventing and tackling bullying ? This document provides advice for headteachers, staff and governing bodies on preventing and responding to bullying as part of their overall behaviour policy. The document includes responsibilities under English law, definitions of different types of bullying and what actions schools should take. There is also…

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Cyberbullying – the latest

Following on from our blog on January 3rd, which outlined some of the key points on cyberbullying, it is interesting to report on new statistics from ChildLine.  The charity’s report – Can I tell you something? shows that the number of children contacting ChildLine about cyberbullying almost doubled in 2012-13 compared with the previous year. During…

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Cyberbullying – who should take responsibility?

An interesting article in the Daily Record discusses cyberbullying and the fact that the perpetrators are someone’s children. The articles author Joan McFadden states: None of us want to believe that our teenagers could be so poisonous or so vicious but someone’s doing it. We’re all acutely aware of cyber bullying yet most of us sincerely believe…

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Bulling – How is it defined?

An article in the Times Educational Supplement  by Ian Rivers looks at how bullying is defined and states that in order for schools to tackle bullying they firstly need to have an agreed definition, in order for an anti-bullying strategy to be successful. Rivers discusses different definitions in terms of viewing the incident from the perspective of…

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e-Safety advice for Parents

The Anti-bullying alliance have published a guide for parents – “Lets Talk about online relationships”.  The guide gives practical tips about helping children stay safe when using the internet to communicate with others.  Some of the tips include: Talk to your child about what it is to be a friend – explain the value of…

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Cyber-bullying – What is it?

Cyber-bullying is a recent form of bullying which occurs through emails, text messages, telephone calls or sharing information about an individual on social networking sites. Cyber-bullying may be: emotional, racist or sexual. Children and young people who use this method of bullying often feel disassociated from their actions, but the consequences can be just as…

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