SchoolTV special report on cyberbullying
From Claire Melloy, Director of Student Development
SchoolTV is an online resource packed with information for parents and schools to assist in raising happy, well and resilient youth. Go to Radford’s SchoolTV site to access the full archive of monthly editions and special reports on topics including suicide and self-harm, depression and anxiety, internet a0000ddiction, and drug and alcohol use.
In the first Special Report of 2018, SchoolTV addresses the tragic circumstances in which Amy 'Dolly’ Everett lost her life earlier this year as a result of cyberbullying. Dolly, as she was affectionately known, has since become the face of a campaign to raise awareness of bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide. A legacy that Dolly’s bereaved family fully support with the intent of sparing other families from the same grief.
In this Special Report, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg highlights the dangers associated with social media and outlines how parents can help reduce the risk of cyberbully. Preventing such a tragedy from recurring needs to have the support of parents, schools and the wider community. All of which must work together towards reducing the risks associated with bullying. Parents, especially, need to be aware of the dangers and be proactive in not accepting bullying behaviour of any sort.
Let’s do it for Dolly.
If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the school counsellor for further information.
This Special Report can be viewed here.