Anti-Bullying Week – Information and Links for Parents and Carers

Anti-Bullying Week – Information and Links for PARENTS and CARERS

This page gives you menu-access and links to further pages of advice and support if you are worried about your child and anything you find suspicious or malicious online.

These guides (also produced by CEOP and the ThinkuKnow service) are invaluable if you are unsure of how to use protection settings on some of the apps your child may have access to or may be actively using. We recommend running through why security and safety within these applications is so vital with your child.

How to guides include:

  • Persicope
  • ly
  • Facebook
  • Snapchat
  • Instagram
  • Yellow
  • YouTube
  • YouNow
  • WhatsApp
  • Kik
  • Oovoo
  • Omegle

If you are concerned about any act of bullying or unsafe content you can report this straight to social media sites. This page links you to the ‘How to Report’ for many of the major sites used today. It also includes links to Vine and Minecraft reporting abuse policies.

Childnet are another useful agency to find help and advice with. There are plenty of free downloadable factsheets and advice on keeping under 5’s safe when using tech and other information on social networking sites. Advice and templates for Family Agreements for the use of technology at home can also be found here.

There are lots of different types of bullying. Race and faith bullying and HBT bullying tends to be more prevalent in secondary schools when children are mixing in much older age-groups but we all need to be aware of what forms bullying might take and how, as a community, we can put a stop to bullying of all kinds.