‘We need to have actual support for the bully to understand what is going on with them’
‘We need to make people more aware of the types of bullying as most people don’t realise they’re being bullied when they are’
‘There needs to be more awareness on the long lasting effects of emotional and physical bullying’
What is the Youth Commission doing to address Bullying?
Research findings from Year 1 resulted in the following Recommendations being made by the Youth Commission:-
Cyber Bullying Reporting Tool: Third-party online support service that monitors cyber-bullying on social media, and can review cases online before they are referred to the police and another service.
Increased Support/Training: Increased, regular training for practitioners to support the victims and perpetrators of bullying within schools.
Update Police Website (Achieved): Feature up-to-date information about local services on the police website and provide clear information about bullying including when it becomes a crime and a young person friendly reporting tool.
Actions being undertaken to address the issue of Bullying:
Update Police Website: The Cumbria Youth Commission are pleased to report that since the CYC Multi-agency Event held on 19th December 2018. Cumbria Constabulary has updated and amended their website in relation to Cyber-bullying.
The updates reflect recommendations and comments proposed by members of the Youth Commission during the Multi-agency Event, such as where to get help and the utilisation of age appropriate media to raise awareness of cyber-bullying and its impact on the victim.