Remember, your Head of Year is always available to talk to you about any concerns you might have at school. Alternatively, please email them, we are here to help you.
We encourage you to tell someone with any problems you might be having with bullies. School staff are always ready to hear your problems and help. You can report any bullying you may experience or see to your Year Leader.
Bullying isn’t something that just happens in the real world. More and more teenagers are being bullied online through social networking sites. If you are getting threatening messages online, there are a number of ways to get them stopped.
The internet and social media sites can be very useful tools for communicating with others we may not see very often or research on topics for school or social purposes. However it is also a tool that can be misused in a number ways and it is important we protect ourselves from any dangers whilst using internet sites.
Advice for staying safe on your mobile
You also need to be careful and considerate when using your mobile devices. Below are some tips for being safe on your phone. Remember mobile devices will be confiscated if staff see them being used in school.
Advice for if you are being bullied online
If you feel you are being bullied online it is important that you let a trusted adult know about it. Cyber bullying is still bullying and has the same affect as normal bullying. Here are some tips to help you should you feel like you are being cyber bullied.
Help and advice about bullying, remember if you feel you are being bullied than you should always tell someone. This website is an excellent first step to dealing with the problem.
Tel: 0808 800 2222
Provides information, advice and counselling for young people aged 11-25 years around issues such as housing, smoking cessation, contraception, sexual health, substance use, relationships and sexuality.
35-37 Groat Market, Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 2305 400
This is a free 24 hour helpline for young people in distress or danger. Their website also has a lot of information, support and the chance to ask any questions you may have.
Tel: 0800 1111
A free source of help for anyone who wants to talk to someone anonymously for support.
3 Grange Crescent, Stockton Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear SR2 7BN
Tel: 08457 90 90 90
This website has a lot of information about mental health issues including living with adults who have a mental health condition.
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
A dedicated site set-up by the national crime agency full of young people’s advice for staying safe online.