Stop Cyberbullying Day - Friday 19th June

Join the Cybersmile Foundation in creating awareness and encouraging positive action against cyber bullying


E-safety Cybersmile SCD2015Stop Cyberbullying Day is an annual day where everybody can get involved and make a difference both on and off-line. The Cybersmile Foundation are asking everybody who cares about cyberbullying and online hate campaigns, to join their growing movement for action against online bullying and to help create a much safer more enjoyable environment for our children’s future.

The Cybersmile Foundation is a multi-award winning anti cyberbullying non-profit organisation. Committed to tackling all forms of digital abuse and bullying online, they work to promote diversity and inclusion by building a safer, more positive digital community.

Through education and the promotion of positive digital citizenship, they reduce incidents of cyberbullying and through their professional help and support services they enable victims and their families to regain control of their lives.

Founded in 2010 by the parents of children directly affected by cyberbullying, Cybersmile has grown to become the worlds leading anti cyberbullying non-profit organisation. Their educational programs, support services and messages of hope and positivity reach millions of people around the world each year, whilst maintaining their core values of integrity, equality and compassion – the Cybersmile hallmark.

Stop Cyberbullying Day #SCD2015 is an innovative and dynamic day of awareness and positive action against cyberbullying.

Online activities and events will be giving everyone the opportunity to help make a difference and join the growing movement for positivity.

One of the objectives of Stop Cyberbullying Day is for teachers and pupils to be made aware of the organisation’s work and the services they offer to anybody affected by or concerned with cyberbullying.

The many individuals and organisations participating during the day will drive the message towards awareness and advice for the many thousands of people affected by cyberbullying and online hate campaigns.

To find out more and download the SCD2015 Information Pack, visit the Cybersmile Foundation website.

All E-safety Support members can download a Cyber Bullying Assembly from their dashboard.

Written by E-safety Support on June 11, 2015 10:52

Cybersmile Foundation Launch Online Initiative

The Cybersmile Foundation to help victims of digital abuse with virtual hugs

Cybersmile E-safetyThe Cybersmile Foundation are launching a new online initiative to combat the effects of cyberbullying and digital abuse with the help of virtual hugs. Trained support advisors will use the Twitter platform to actively search for individuals who express negative feelings and respond with tweet empowerment, and a virtual hug to encourage positivity and wellbeing among users.

According to recent studies*, 50% of teens have been bullied online while a majority of young people fear that digital abuse is on the rise. 87% of those participating in a recent survey conducted by McAfee also witnessed some form of cyberbullying.

People expressing negative feelings and emotions will be presented with a fun animated gif to brighten up their day, with the hashtag #WeAreHere so that other users can also find support and encouragement. Keywords such as 'sad', 'unhappy', and 'miserable', will be monitored to ensure users who are facing difficulties and need advice get assistance quickly. The Cybersmile Foundation will also provide professional help to people suffering from depression and users discussing 'suicide' on social networks. Adults as well as children can also log on to the Cybersmile Help Centre for more information or request live support from a Cybersmile support advisor.

"We are very excited about the launch of our #WeAreHere

With millions of people using social media every day to connect, play games and share stories, online bullying remains a big problem for many services and stakeholders are keen to take action to support victims of digital abuse.

*McAfee Teens and the Screen Study 2014

Written by E-safety Support on April 20, 2015 12:13


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