Big News from the Anti Bullying Ambassadors

Big News from the Anti Bullying Ambassadors


Helen Mateides
Helen Mateides
Big News from the Anti Bullying Ambassadors

Hi everyone
Yet again we are now in a new lockdown with most student’s home learning once more.
Let us remind ourselves of the amazing work our anti bullying ambassadors have done this year so far. During anti-bullying week they raised £114.61p Funds will go to Herts Young Homeless and Bullying UK

Why Herts Young Homeless?
The number of referrals to Herts Young Homeless has increased since the lockdown. Any young people who were sofa surfing are more likely to have lost this option if they do not have their own room or have been displaying symptoms of the virus. There is little movement in supported accommodation across Herts as a result of the virus (as government guidelines advise that young people are not moved around during this time) and so a reduced amount of hostel accommodation for any new people presenting as homeless. The housing of rough sleepers will also have an effect on the amount of available temporary accommodation which is suitable for young people.

Why Bullying UK?
Bullying can seriously impact mental health, self-esteem and education, with the effects being felt for years to come. Bullying UK provides a helpline for young people and adults, online support through websites and social media channels, delivering projects in schools, talking and working with young people directly. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in young children and teenagers using digital platforms, for both personal use and educational purposes. With the increased usage incidences of cyberbullying may increase too. Here is a message from Sandra Hiller, the regional manager at Bullying UK.

Dear all

I hope you and the students are keeping well and safe?

I just wanted to thank you and the students personally, for the donation to Family Lives (BullyingUK). In this strange world we currently live in, donations from our supporters have never been so much needed. With huge increases in mental health, anxiety and isolation issues, including domestic violence and child aggression. We have continued our services through all of the restrictions by our resilient team of volunteers and staff.

I am so sorry not to be able to come along and thank the students personally again for all their efforts as a result of Anti-bullying week, so please do pass on my thanks to them all.

Wishing you and the students continued good health and hope we can plan a visit in 2022!

Best Wishes
Sandra Hiller | Regional Manager | Family Lives

Finally, I am proud to announce that Alayna Chaudhry 08E has won this year’s anti bullying poster competition. Congratulations Alayna!!

Remember more than ever If you can be anything be kind

“We rise by lifting others”

 

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