Bullying

Anti-Bullying Alliance:

Bullying UK:

Childline:

·One-to-one confidential counsellor chat

  • Services are available any time, day or night
  • Also provides helpful message boards, informational games, and videos
  • Main Website Link: https://www.kooth.com/
  • A safe, free, and anonymous online support for young people
  • Open Monday-Friday 12pm-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 6pm-10pm
  • Must make an account to access the website but the username can be anonymous
  • The website also has articles, live forums, a daily journal, and the Kooth community.

Kidscape:

·Useful resources available for download include:

YoungMinds:

The Mix:

BBC Own It:

BBC Own It Keyboard and App:

  • Main Website Link: https://www.bbc.com/ownit/take-control/own-it-app
  • Comes with a special, user-friendly keyboard that gives young people helpful tips and friendly advice as they write
  • Allows young people to keep a diary of how they’re feeling and why
  • Entirely confidential/personal – nothing the young person writes will ever leave the phone (doesn’t provide reports or feedback to anyone else)
  • Provides lots of fun quizzes, videos and helpful resources on bullying/cyberbullying and more

Early Years (0-5 years)

Books

The following books are recommended by Little Parachute: https://www.littleparachutes.com/category/issues/bullying/

Videos

Primary school (6-12 years)

Books

  • Bullies, Bigmouths and So-Called Friends, by Jenny Alexander
  • The following books are recommended by Little Parachute: https://www.littleparachutes.com/category/issues/bullying/
    • Insults Aren’t Funny, by Amanda Doering and Simone Shin
    • I Feel Bullied, by Jen Green and Mike Gordon
    • Bad Girls, by Jacqueline Wilson

o Available in Redbridge Libraries: https://llc.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/redbridge/search/ results?qu=Bad+girls+jacqueline+wilson&te=&lm=REDBRIDGE

Videos

Adolescents

Books

The following books are recommended by Anti-Bullying Alliance: https://www.anti- bullyingalliance.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/attachment/Anti-bullying-week_Recommended- reading.pdf

Videos

Anti-bullying Alliance:

Childline

Childnet International:

National Bullying Helpline:

UK Safer Internet Centre:

  • Main Website Link: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/
  • Has a section dedicated to young people, which includes games, quizzes, films, and advice to help young people get the most out of the internet while staying safe online

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP):

Anti-Bullying Alliance:

·Provides information on topics including:

Kidscape:

·Provides helpful resources available for download, including:

Bullying UK:

YoungMinds:

Family Lives:

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC):

·Contact:

National Bullying Helpline:

  • Main Website Link: https://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/kids.html
  • Offers advice on bullying and cyberbullying for parents and carers, including “5 steps for parents to take if your child is being bullied at school”
  • Helpline: 0845 22 55 787 (open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday); 0845 calls are charged at circa 7p per minute plus your Telecom provider’s access charges

Redbridge Local Authority Guidance:

Anti-Bullying Alliance:

Kidscape:

  • Workshops run online for 1.5 hours and aim to equip parents and carers with the knowledge to understand the positives of the digital world and the potential risks associated with keeping children and young people safe online
  • During the workshop, parents will learn about the following topics:
    • Harmful Content Online, Cyberbullying, Gaming, Livestreaming, Grooming, popular Apps, and much more.
  • For more information, please see: https://www.kidscape.org.uk/media/133798/kidscape_a4_training_onlinesafety parents_handout_web.pdf

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP):

Internet Matters:

ThinkUKnow:

Combating Bullying Policy - a Framework for Redbridge Schools:

  • Main Website Link: https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/media/2182/our-combating- bullying-policy.pdf
  • A guide for schools, helping them create their anti-bullying policy
  • It explains how schools and organisations should try to help children if they are being bullied
  • Ask to see your school’s anti bullying policy, the policy can be stand alone or form part of a behaviour/discipline policy

Mentally Healthy Schools: Provides a wide range of resources for schools and teachers related to bullying

·Main Website Link:

https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/search?searchTerm=bullying

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC):

Bullying UK:

  • Main Website Link: https://www.bullying.co.uk/advice-for-schools/
  • Used as a teaching resource in schools and youth organisations
  • This section has lots of information for head teachers, teachers, school ancillary workers and youth organisations

Anti-Bullying Alliance:

Offers a wide range of resources for schools and teachers on bullying, including:

Kidscape

  • Through taking part in a RISE workshop children are supported to: develop a positive sense of self; understand how to manage change; make friends with others and be a good friend; recognise and respond to bullying behaviour; know how to speak up and get help
  • Please note: In light of COVID-19, Kidscape staff have availability to deliver the RISE programme as a Train the Trainer programme to school staff (currently through virtual delivery). If you are interested in registering your interest please email rise@kidscape.org.uk

BBC Teach:

APPS

Tootoot app:

  • Main Website Link: https://tootoot.co.uk/
  • Award-winning pupil voice and safeguarding software used by over 15,000 teachers that has helped 600 schools to date
  • Gives students a discrete and confidential way to voice their concerns to their schools about bullying, cyberbullying, and other mental health concerns
  • Allows schools to monitor vulnerable student groups and resolve pupil concerns quickly and effectively
  • Pricing: A 1-year tootoot license is £400 for primary schools and £500 for secondary schools.

Antibullying Alliance:

Kidscape:

Mentally Healthy Schools:

Bullying is a serious issue, and can be a criminal offence; if you need to report it, here are some organisations you can contact:

National Bullying Helpline:

Gov.UK:

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP):

  • Main Website Link: https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/Should-I-make-a-report- to-CEOP-YP/
  • CEOP helps to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online
  • Young people can make a report directly to CEOP if something has happened online which has made them feel unsafe, scared, or worried
  • Please note: CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts, or account hacking
  • A police-funded web site that provides information on what constitutes bullying and harassment
  • Offers guidance on how to report bullying and harassment, and how to report a hate crime
  • Provides a list of links to useful organisations here: https://www.report- it.org.uk/organisations_that_can_help

Internet Watch Foundation:

  • Main Website Link: https://www.iwf.org.uk/
  • A non-profit organisation that works internationally to make the internet a safer place by removing child sexual abuse images and videos, and minimising the availability of online sexual abuse content.
  • You can anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse images and videos and non-photographic child sexual abuse images here: https://report.iwf.org.uk/en