Anti Bullying Week | 19-25 November
Unfortunately, many readers of this site will at some point in their lives have experienced bullying – whether it was online, in school or in their local community.
BeatBullying works with many young people that suffer the indignity and trauma of homophobic bullying. Young people who are questioning their sexuality or identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered are often the targets of harassment and bullying behaviours from their peers.
This week (19 - 25 November) is national Anti Bullying Week and BeatBullying is on a mission to make all bullying unacceptable. In particular, our LGBT programme has been setup to provide both offline and online support to young people. Thanks to funding from Children in Need we have already been able to train almost 200 specialist LGBT CyberMentors who provide real-time support for young people who want to discuss issues relating to their sexuality or gender identity.
Find out more and support Anti Bullying Week by following us on Twitter @Beatbullying or visiting our website www.beatbullying.org
If you’re under 18 and need someone to talk to – whether it’s about bullying or if you’re just feeling a bit down please log on to CyberMentors.org.uk where our trained mentors and counsellors are ready to listen.
If you’re over 18 and you’re interested in getting involved with our LGBT programme, please get in touch with us email@example.com