Pupils back bid to tackle the bullies

Pupils at Bedlingtonshire Community High School were urged to give their backing to last week’s Stop Cyber-bulling Day.

Students at the Palace Road school in Bedlington were made aware of the international event last Friday by a series of posters and assemblies.

Key Stage 3 students have also been making e-safety videos in their ICT lessons.

The annual event, launched by anti-online bullying charity the Cybersmile Foundation in 2013, was highlighted by Claire Crawford, the school’s lead practitioner, in a bid to make students aware of the harm that can be caused by cyber-bullying. She said: “While the school is proud of its bullying policies, we realise that the way students communicate is ever-evolving and we are ensuring all students are safe in everything they do.”

Go to www.cybersmile.org/stop-cyberbullying-day for further details.