Over on twitter a lot more Charities are getting involved with this social networking lark and doing a great job of it. Today I wanted to mention BullyingUK, as they released the widget that you can see above these ramblings. As children become more and more internet aware, so must the charities that want to reach out to them. The site has a whole range of advice and support for Children, Parents and Carers.This is not half hearted advice and info, its up to the minute stuff and well worth a read.
I am now the grand old age of 27 and I wish some of the things around now where about when I was a kid. I was never physically hit or abused verbally that much, on the whole I was just ignored. I was that tall, pale gangly looking kid that probably looked a bit messy. I remember some kids from the year above me, in Junior School, took a particular dislike to me and once brought toothpaste in for me, saying that my breath smelt. I remembering looking round thinking someone would stick up for me, but nope, no one did. The friends that I did have then just pretended it never happened. Did I go home and tell my parents what had happened? No.Did I tell anyone what had happened? No.
I have delved into the diary of 11 year old me lately for part of a college project, so I will be writing more about being that kid and what advice I would give to her. Here is a wee glimpse at what I have scanned so far:
You may have a wonderful relationship with your child, but they just might not be able to tell you how they are feeling, so its sites like Bullying UK that can help to bridge that gap.
So follow BullyingUK on Twiiter for the latest snippets on Anti-Bullying!
Also follow Unite Aginst Bullying on Twitter for Worldwide support.