Expert advisory board discuss Childnet’s online bullying project
Yesterday, a group of experts from a wide range of sectors met together at the London office of Telefónica O2 to discuss Childnet’s new project around online bullying, which is being funded by the UK Government.
Last year the Government Equalities Office announced £500K of funding for the UK Safer Internet Centre to help it to continue its important work supporting children, families and schools.
As part of this we, at Childnet, will deliver an updated cyberbullying guidance for schools, building on our 2007 guidance commissioned by the DCSF.
As we develop this project, we are listening to schools and young people across the UK, and we are engaging leading experts in this area.
The meeting yesterday brought together experts from across industry, national and local government, police, teaching unions and charities.
Attendees included representatives from CEOP, Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Department for Education, Diana Award, Facebook, Kent County Council, NASUWT, National Children’s Bureau, NSPCC, Office of the Children’s Commissioner in England, Stonewall, Telefónica O2, The Parent Zone, Twitter, UK Safer Internet Centre, Welsh Government and Young Minds.
It was a wide-ranging and interesting discussion about how schools can effectively understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying.
The guidance will draw together the ideas and experience of these key stakeholders, and a wider network of interested groups, as well as young people and schools across the UK. The end result will be a practical and evidence-based guidance that will give schools a road map for preventing and responding to cyberbullying in their school community.