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Cyber Bullying Leaflet Launch

Sue Ball Consultant for BRAG and Parents from Nechells Parents Forum launched a leaflet of advice for parents and carers about how to prevent and tackle cyber-bullying. Cyber-bullies use the internet, mobile phones or any other form of digital technology to threaten, tease or abuse someone.

This useful resource, produced by Birmingham City Council’s Young People and Families Directorate, in association with Nechells Parents Forum and the POD, helps parents understand how to be cyber-safe, how to spot the signs if their child is a victim of or an instigator of cyber-bullying and what steps to take to stop it.  The leaflet provides useful, practical advice with local and national contacts for further support and guidance.

The launch took place at Nechells Zone Olympics at the Alexander Stadium on June 15th Noran Flynn, Director of the POD, and organiser of the Olympics Event said “Nechells parents are keen to support their children at our Olympics, and promote the values of respect, excellence and friendship.  They are also very concerned about the rise in cyber-bullying and have worked hard, with Birmingham’s Bullying Reduction Action Group (BRAG) to produce this leaflet to help parents across Birmingham deal with cyber-bullying and keep their children safe”

Download Cyber Bullying leaflet

How to tackle cyber-bullying: 

New technologies are amazing.  Mobile phones, smart phones, the internet and social networking slites like facebook allow us to keep in touch with our friends and family more easily and to have access to a wide range of information on the world-wide web.  They can help children with their learning, prepare them for life in a technological world and improve their communication skills.

But as well as the positives, we all know that there are some negatives and that cyber-bullying is on the increase.  Because many children and parents are worried about cyber-bullying Nechells Parents Forum have worked with Birmingham City Council’s Bullying Reduction Action Group (BRAG) to produce an advice leaflet for parents called How to Tackle Cyber-bullying. 

This leaflet helps parents understand what cyber-bullying is, how to spot the signs if their child is a victim of or an instigator of cyber-bullying and what steps to take to stop it.  It also gives useful, practical advice with local and national contacts for further support and guidance.

Sue Ball said “The Olympic values of respect, excellence and friendship are important to us all.  Thank you to the POD and all the members of Nechells Parents Forum, who helped to create this leaflet.  It gives great advice to parents and carers across Birmingham about how they can best help their children to lead happy and bully-free lives, build respectful friendships and stay safe from cyber-bullying.”

For more information about Anti-bullying work in Birmingham

www.birmingham.gov.uk/stopbullying

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