Lincolnshire-based training provider to embrace Anti-Bullying Week and the push for creating a safe environment for children online.
National Online Safety, the Lincolnshire-based training provider, is proud to be taking part in Anti-Bullying Week 2017, as figures reveal a quarter of children and young people have experienced some form of cyberbullying.
Anti-Bullying Week – which take place 13 to 17 November – shines a spotlight on bullying and is an annual event organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
National Online Safety is an associate member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, a membership organisation established by the NSPCC and the National Children’s Bureau in 2002 and hosted by the National Children’s Bureau.
To support Anti-Bullying Week, members of the National Online Safety team will be wearing odd socks to represent this year’s theme: ‘All Different, All Equal’.
National Online Safety, which currently supports schools across the UK by training staff and auditing their internet safety policies, has also unveiled plans to launch an online safety course aimed specifically at parents.
The course will launch later this year and will include help on tackling issues, such as cyberbullying.
James Southworth, co-founder at National Online Safety, said: “As members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, National Online Safety is proud to be supporting this year’s Anti-Bullying Week. We’ll be donning our odd socks as part of the week’s Odd Sock Day to help raise money for The Anti-Bullying Alliance and show that we appreciate individuality and uniqueness.”
“It’s difficult for parents to know if their child is a victim of cyberbullying, which is why National Online Safety’s upcoming online safety course for parents has been designed to help them understand ways to help prevent cyberbullying from happening to their child.”
“We will launch the new course in 2018, to run alongside our new interactive safety workshops for school children and our ongoing training for teachers.”