Anti-Bullying Week at Elm Court School started with Cyberbullying workshops by an organisation called CLAY (Cyber Learning an Attitude for Youth), who are dedicated to raising awareness and prevention into cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.
CLAY ran workshops with all the students at Elm Court. Students were taught about the dangers and legal aspects of Cyberbullying as well as information around how to seek help if they are being victims of it.
Anti-Bullying workshops have were run by Julie Wilkinson, director of Brave the Rage. These workshops focussed on homophobic bullying, acceptance and respect for others that have different sexualities.
All our students enjoyed the workshops and offered a positive feedback at the end of the sessions.