120,000 Children given new lifeline to report bullying
Internet Matters in partnership with tootoot, and supported by the Department of Education, has launched a pilot online service, to report bullying and cyberbullying concerns - called ‘Make a noise’.
The programme, which launched in Wakefield last week, is being rolled out to 300 schools throughout the country over the next nine months.
Makeanoise.info allows young people, parents and teachers report bullying and cyberbullying via an online platform, confidentially, and through a 24-hour monitored programme.
The platform also hosts a raft of bespoke information and resources to support them – specifically helping them understand what bullying & cyberbullying is and how best to deal with it.
The ‘Make a noise’ initiative will reach approximately 4,500 teachers and educate 60,000 parents about how to protect their children from bullying and cyberbullying and will enable 120,000 students to report incidents and access comprehensive advice & guidance.
The programme is one of four programmes to benefit from £1.6million over two years from the Department of Education designed to tackle bullying in schools.
The next workshop will be hosted in Warrington on 27 March with four more workshops to soon follow.
If you would like information on how to register a school for the programme please click here.