Are you aware that Cyberbullying has now become more common than face-to-face bullying for children?

A growing problem for children is cyberbullying and exposure to online sites with negative content such as messages of hate or self-harm. EU Kids Online reports that cyberbullying is now more common than face-to-face bullying. Professor Sonia Livingstone, lead reseacher said “Children must be educated to become competent and resilient digital citizens”.

Lucie Russell of the Young Minds charity said: “Children and young people are growing up in a toxic climate. They exist in a 24/7 online world where they never switch off, where cyberbullying, consumerism and pornography, sexting and the pressure to have the perfect body bombard them daily.”

The Community Hub building will provide the perfect “one stop shop” where these issues can be discussed and addressed, where expertise and help will be available in a friendly, non-judgemental atmosphere.

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