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#StandUpToBullying Day – Show Your Support

Today is Stand Up To Bullying Day – which  is dedicated to helping people understand more about bullying and what we can do as individuals to stand up to it. By changing our behaviour and helping others we can make society – online and offline – a better place to live.

The campaign was created by The Diana Award, a charity dedicated to empowering young people, encouraging them to contribute to the community and help others.

Among those involved in raising awareness today (5th July 2016) is Prince William, who was recently announced as one of the leads on a task force working against cyber bullying.

Research confirms the long-lasting and damaging outcomes for the individual being bullied including prolonged absenteeism from school and negative consequences on physical and mental health even at the age of 50.
Bullying isn’t confined to the school gates and victims aren’t limited to young people. It also exists at home and in our wider communities; in boardrooms, and lunch rooms, on high streets, stadiums and pubs.
And of course, bullying exists online: the result can be a constant, and unrelenting attack.

 

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Knowing how to handle bullying can be hard, so the Stand Up To Bullying website has free advice to help children, parents, teachers and organisations.

Internet Matters, a not-for-profit organisation founded by BT among others, is dedicating to keeping children safe online, and is supporting Stand Up to Bully Day with articles to help parents.  These include: Signs and Symptoms of Bullying: How to know what to look out for;My child is being bullied, what can I do?and When should I report bully and to whom? 

Online bullying in chat rooms and social networks is increasing common. You can show your support online by sharing a pledge on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #StandUpToBullying 
For more information about our work, please visit www.safeinwarwickshire.com/cybercrime

Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety. Their website offers advice on how you can protect yourself, your computers and devices, and your business against cyber crime and online safety issues.

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