You Know is a website produced by the Home Office, with
interactive material for young people on how to stay safe
while having fun online. It includes sections for parents
a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now! This interactive
US website is designed by and for young people and provides
information about bullying - what we know about it and what
young people can do to stop it. In addition to information
and tips this website encourages young people to get involved
through animated web characters and games.
feedback from a P7 teacher who used the Upper Primary book
in the series 'Bullying: identify, cope and prevent' published
'It was an invaluable and core resource. I found it so easy
to use - in particular the questionnaire for pupils and the
letter home to parents which directly involved them in our
anti-bullying work', said Fiona Napier, teacher at Strathburn
Primary School, Aberdeenshire.
research tells us about bullying
In 2002 Barnardos published a review of bullying research
which provides brief details of some recent UK studies covering
aspects such as risk and protective factors, the impact of
bullying and school based interventions. This report is available
In 2002, the charity NCH carried out a national survey into
text bullying. For information about this survey and for advice
and tips about text bullying (including links to other UK
websites) see the information section of the NCH
website. NCH is conducting further research into text
bullying in 2005, in partnership with Tesco Mobile and Computers
Good is our Ethos?
Anti-Bullying and Scottish Schools Ethos Networks' conference
to be held on Tuesday 7 June 2005, at the University of Edinburgh
positive ethos is not only key for effective work in schools,
it influences how schools see their role in the local community
and their relationships with parents and families. With the
exciting new developments currently taking place in Scottish
education it is time to look forward to ways in which ethos
can be used as a connecting theme across a number of school
reconsider the range of issues which are grouped under the
heading of ethos.
explore how schools have used the concept of ethos to help
them make connections between their formal and informal
curricula and their in and out-of-school commitments.
suggest how the concept of ethos might continue to play
a useful part in the improvement of schools and other institutions
which serve the interests of young people in Scotland.
is aimed at adult members of wider school communities. The
keynote speaker is Professor John MacBeath, Chair of Educational
Leadership at the University of Cambridge.