Training and tips to prevent more bullying

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More than 60 young people from Northumberland schools have received training and tips on how to prevent bullying.

The training day at Bedlingtonshire Community High School brought together young people from primary and secondary schools of all ages and abilities to be trained as anti-bullying ambassadors.

The young people creatively explored and understood the issue of bullying, networked with other young people, exchanged ideas and shared good practice.

They gained practical ideas and received top tips on how to stop bullying thanks to the anti-bullying ambassadors programme, a nation-wide peer-led initiative with more than 7,250 trained ambassadors in over 600 schools across the UK.

Programme manager Alex Holmes said: “As a former victim of bullying, I know how isolated and unhappy a young person can feel when they are being targeted, and I am passionate about helping these people.

“The anti-bullying ambassadors programme gives young people the confidence to stand together against bullies and support one another. 

“We give ambassadors the skills and tools to successfully spread the message – bullying will not be tolerated.”

Learning mentor, Louise McBride, added: “We are delighted to be part of the anti-bullying ambassadors programme and proud to host the training event in Bedlington which will enable schools in the north east to extend their effective anti-bullying programmes.”