Childline peer counselling
ChildLine has a special project involving volunteer 16-19 year old
counsellors. ChildLine also has exercises aimed at changing young people's attitudes to
bullying and finding out what they feel about how this issue should be dealt with in
Pupils take the lead in dealing with bullying
(Balerno High School)
Balerno High School has a long-standing peer support scheme which is run
and managed by senior pupils. Staff offer support but allow the young people to take the
lead in implementing and evaluating the scheme.
Five workshops took place at the conference.
These allowed pupils and teachers from a number of schools to discuss approaches to
dealing with bullying.
Tackling bullying by focusing on solutions
S6 FAB (Friends Against Bullying) befrienders talked about their role in
the school's anti-bullying policy. S1 and S3 pupils talked about their involvement in the
Training peer supporters
For the past 6 years, S5/6 volunteers have been trained in interpersonal
skills as part of the school's peer helper scheme. Pupils have been involved in evaluating
and modifying the scheme.