A survey by the children's charity National Children's
Home, NCH, has revealed that as many as one
in five children has been threatened or abused via their computer
or mobile phone by 'text bullying'.
The children's charity, NCH, which carried out
the survey, has created a new website called
Stop Text Bully to help stop the problem. Norfolk
singer Myleene Klass, has officially launched the site.
The NCH is concerned about the growth in the use
and abuse of camera phones, with gangs recording their attacks on
Mobile phones have been used by bullies
Anyone who is being bullied can get help by texting
a phone number for advice. Text the word 'bully' to 6000 which will
give you access to the website.
"It goes to show that as horrific as we find
it, it's actually going on and rather than deny it we've got to
say to our children that we acknowledge that it's out there but
that they also have an option that they should not feel intimidated,"
"The website enables them to get in contact
and know how to deal with the bullying. I
think it's very important to tackle the problem head-on and not
shy away from it.
"I think for parents to address it as well
is just as important and if they don't feel they can, they can at
least tell them where to log on and get some advice," she added.
To listen to Myleene Klass talking about the
anti-bullying website, use the link on the top right-hand side of
Read your comments on the new website. This
message board is now closed.
For anyone who is being bullied there is help. For
free advice on bullying you can call Childline on 0800 11 11 or
Kidscape on 020 77 30 33 00. Kidscape also have free booklets available.
There is also a new website called Stop Text Bully which deals with
bullying by text messaging: www.stoptextbully.co... There is also
new website called www.bullyalert.com that lets students & parents
report bullying direct to the School Anti-Bullying Contact. It's
secure, anonymous, and discreet. www.bullyalert.co.uk
I'm being bullied at school and don't now what do,
i need help! Lately i have been stabbed in the neck with a pen and
been slapped and been threatend to be punched and been beaten up.
I think it's a great idea to have a website children
can got to for advice! Jess, Bradford I think it is really good
website and we should stick with it. Well done for such a great
kristy, hemel hempstead
I think bullying is wrong i have been being bullied
for nearly three years and me and my parents have been in the school
for many meetings but nothing seems to get resolved. i dread going
in to school as i get lots of verbal and threatening abuse and a
couple of times physical. it is a comfort that so many people are
against bullying and have gone through what im going through so
they can understand. i wish bullying could be stopped and schools
can do more to stop bullying especaillly mine.
Georgia from essex
I think bullying is sooo wrong....we r having a
non-uniform day on friday for it. Thankyou 4 evrything Lucy i think
bullying is really wrong but it is really good that people are getting
envolved to help stop it.i get bullied myself so thankyou 4 helpin
us carmen i think this website is brilliant as im trying to help
prevent bullying to this is really cool thankyou
For help on how to deal with bullying you can go
to the Newsround site - the link is on the top right of this page.
For free advice you can also call Childline on 0800 11 11 or Kidscape
on 020 77 30 33 00. Kidscape also have free booklets available.
i am getting bullied at school and i don't go to
my lessons - what shall i do? Anonymous There is a new website called
www.BullyAlert.com that lets students & parents report bullying
direct to the School Anti-Bullying Contact. It's FREE Secure, Anonymous,
I hate being bullied and and I know you probably
do to. So stop and think before you bully other people, they have
feelings too. You may hate them and they might annoy you, but if
you start bullying them your be known as a bully and no one will
like you - then you'll be billy no mates and I guess u dont want
that!! SO STOP AND THINK BEFORE YOU DO BULLY PEOPLE. THINK WOULD
U LIKE IT DONE TO YOU?
It's great because as someone like myself who gets
bullied over having a lot of asian boy mates and other things, nobody
deserves to go through that.
Lisa, West Yorkshire
i think it is a great idea and i think that something
needs to be done fast, because the longer we leave it the worse
it will get, so this gives the children that are being bullied i
chance to tell someone without thinking theyh will get in trouble
for telling someone
Chloe M, Watton
I think it is a good idea cause if they don't want
to tell there mom or dad they can find out what to do and i will
support it all the way. :-)dont let anyone put u down :-( stay happy
I know how if feels to be bullied, i left school
in June 2000. I was glad i did leave.
I think this is really great. Its awesome to see
people taking a stand-up against the torment kids go through. I
went through bullying but now I'm a senior and we have a new program.
Its our own anti-bullying at high school program. We all signed
a pledge/oath and now wear these pale blue plastic bands with "Bullying-No
way!" written on them and our school logo. Its a small but really
great idea and I support it all the way *smiles*
I think it's a really good idea. Kids can now get
some support if they're upset and want to know how to deal with
nasty text messages.