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During Anti-Bullying week we have done a lot of work with the children looking at what bullying is, how it makes them feel, the different ways in which people bully, and discussed different strategies to help them deal with and beat bullying - whether they are being bullied or know someone who is.
There has been a particular focus on cyber bullying this year as so many young people have or have access to a mobile phone, online games and the internet, which has created this new kind of bullying. Cyber bullying can take place at any time, and in your own home. You don't have to be face to face, be in the same room, town, or country as the bully - the bully can get to you without even seeing you or speaking to you. It is just as serious as bullying. and can feel just as scary and upsetting.
The children have created posters, poems, leaflets, powerpoints, raps, chants and superheroes to help them learn and remember the key messages about bullying. On Tuesday we watched a fantastic performance called 'CLICK' which focussed on cyber bullying and internet safety. This really helped the children understand and learn about the dangers of mobile phone, online gaming and computers, and provided tips on how to connect and communicate safely online.
Here are some helpful tips from the children at Duke Street to help you and your child connect and communicate safely online........
Never give out your personal details.
Have a password that only YOU know.
Always check with you parents before sending private or personal information to someone.
Think before you CLICK - whatever you put online, stays online forever.
If you receive unkind, nasty, or hurtful messages TELL a TRUSTED adult.
If you are being bullied, TELL an adult or a friend - you can't beat bullying alone.
Don't share your address, phone number or account details with ANYONE.
Stay SMART online - Safe-Meet-Accept-Reliable-TELL
Let's work together - Let's beat bullying
Duke Street has been working hard for charity recently. As well as Help the Homeless gifts and the Christmas shoebox appeal, we donned our pyjamas for Children in Need and raised £395!
And, to persuade Mr Kidd to wear a onesie, people paid a further £113, which helped the Philippines Typhoon appeal. Well done everyone! Your generosity and kind thoughts are much appreciated!