Anti-Bullying Week – let’s be a power for good

Published on 14 November 2016

According to the NSPCC, online bullying has increased 88% over the past 5 years and a study by anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label found that politics is the subject most likely to provoke online insults. There’s never been a more timely opportunity to consider our online behaviour.

It’s all too easy to fire off 140 characters in the heat of the moment, behind a cloak of anonymity. We have a responsibility to use the internet for good, to communicate online with kindness, and to respect a faceless profile in the same way we would a person on the street. 

The Anti-Bullying Week #PowerforGood campaign looks to support young people to use their Power for Good – by understanding the ways in which they are powerful and encouraging individual and collective action to stop bullying and create the best world possible.

A simple but effective message: next time you’re communicating online, consider whether you’re being a #PowerforGood.

Useful links

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Student guide to social media

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