Today was the first day of Anti Bullying Week, with the organisers Anti-Bullying Alliance asking people to use their Power for Good to help stop bullying.
With just a few hours in, there has already been a huge amount of support from schools, organisations and individuals from up and down the country.
We know the very real impact that bullying has on young people’s lives, with online bullying adding a further dimension as it can often be anonymous, 24/7 and particularly invasive. An NSPCC study released today showed that they have seen an 88% increase in calls to Childline about cyberbullying in the last five years.
This is why, here at Childnet, we pledge to use our #PowerforGood and encourage everyone to do the same to help stop bullying.
From our own research earlier this year, ‘Creating a Better Internet for All’, we also know that the internet can be an immensely positive place for young people, with 93% saying they had seen their friends posting things online that are supportive, kind or positive about a certain group.
So let’s help stop bullying – and use the power of the internet for good!