Trendsetters is a project run by Scope for young disabled people.
Anti-Bullying Week calls on children and young people to take the lead in creating a future without bullying – using new technology to promote positive communication rather than being held back by cyber bullying.
Bullying is something that many of Scope’s Trendsetters, a group of disabled young people, say they’ve experienced.
We ran a workshop with the group about bullying this summer.
Bullying causes bad feelings. We threw these into a bin.
One Trendsetter wanted to use technology to share her experience of being bullied. She wanted to send out a positive message about stopping bullying by creating this short film on bullying.
Her message is: “If you are being bullied, or know someone who is, tell someone.”
Do you need someone to talk to?
ChildLine is a free, confidential support service. Their staff speak to thousands of young people every day – you are not alone. Phone 0800 11 11 or visit the ChildLine website.
BeatBullying online help
Get help and support from the BeatBullying online mentors and counsellors, whenever and wherever you need it. Visit the BeatBullying website.
Are you a parent, carer or teacher looking for advice?
Kidscape Anti-bullying helpline – 0845 205 204
Helpline for parents or carers. Advisers are available Monday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm. Call the helpline on 0845 205 204 or Visit the Kidscape website.
BullyingUK and Contact a Family
Get advice if your disabled child is bullied. Visit the BullyingUK website.
Share your tips
Share your tips on how to beat bullying in the comments. Here are some positive thoughts from the Trendsetters to get you started:
“Be a strong person within yourself, believe in yourself and always [have] confidence in expressing your emotions.”
“Bullying can [happen] anywhere so don’t let anyone take advantage of you. You have the right to say no to anything, and you have the right to be yourself.”
“Don’t let people judge you just because you’re being you, and you shouldn’t stop being yourself just because someone doesn’t like you.”