Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week

ECH

To all members,

In the wake of “Anti-Bullying Week” I just wanted to try and reach athletes/coaches who may not have had information on bullying recently via school or the media (adults included).

What is bullying?

Bullying is behaviour that hurts someone else. It includes name calling, hitting, pushing, spreading rumours, threatening or undermining someone.

It can happen anywhere – at school, at home or online. It’s usually repeated over a long period of time and can hurt a child both physically and emotionally.

What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place online. Unlike bullying in the real world, online bullying can follow the child wherever they go, via social networks, gaming and mobile phone.

I do hope that none of our members are  victims of bullying (adults included) but if you are, or are worried about somebody else,  you can speak to me in confidence or you can ring :

NSPCC on   0808 800 5000    – They also have good advice for Parents

Childline on 0800 1111 or via email on their website

Don’t suffer in silence. Tell someone and make it stop.

Sue Hudak,

Welfare Officer.