UK Guide for Anti-Bullying Websites

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This guide lists the anti-bullying websites for those living in the UK. It is helpful for people living in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland to find anti-bullying resources and the support they need.  

Anti-Bullying Website Rating Method

The features of each anti-bullying website are summarized to make it easier to navigate the anti-bullying resources on the Internet, which are of particular help in the UK. The goals of this guide are to make it easier to find bullying websites that contain the most pertinent information.The websites have ratings, depending on information they contain for the appropriate age groups of adults “A,” teens “T,” and anti-bullying websites for kids “K.” For example, an anti-bullying website that contains information especially for kids is rated “K,” for kids and teens “KT,” and one that has information for all age groups is rated as “ATK.”

Finding Help For Bullying Problems

The sponsor of this website guide is nobullying.com who supported the research necessary to prepare this list. nobullying.com is rated ATK and contains extremely helpful information for all ages. With respect to those being bullied, we sincerely hope this guide is useful.

When facing a bullying problem, there is no need to suffer alone. Please reach out for the help that is available, especially if you or someone you know feels depressed or suicidal due to bullying. A helpline for children and young people in the UK is run by ChildlineIf you feel desperate due to bullying or for any other reason, because no one can help, please call them right now. The number is 0800 1111.

This information is current as of January 2015. For ease of reference, websites are listed in alphabetical order.

Anti-Bullying Websites

Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA)      Rating ATK
This group is a coalition of both individuals and organisations working together with over one thousand schools in the UK to eliminate bullying. They offer advice for children and young people as well as advice for parents and carers. There is information on how to report acts of bullying and suggestions about what to do when parents suspect their child is bullying other children. The website has a research area with key statistics and ABA research.
Anti-Bullying Network                 Rating TK
This interactive website is fun for teens and kids. There is an interactive story where the website visitors choose from eight different drawn characters and then learn more about bullying from the stories. The stories contain embedded links to advice tips, other websites, books, and videos for further exploration. In addition, a dog named “Buster” gives “bully facts” as part of the story.
Anti Bullying Week                       Rating ATK
Each year, there is a week dedicated to raising awareness of the ongoing anti-bullying efforts. This is the organisation that manages the anti-bullying week campaign. In 2015, the anti bullying week is from November 16th to 20th.

BullyingUK and Family Lives    Rating ATK
The BullyingUK website is from the charity organisation called Family Lives, which started in 1999. Their stated mission is to give families assistance with any problem or challenge including bullying. Support is offered through the website, online chat, by email, and through the telephone helpline 0808 800 2222. Services are free, confidential, supportive, and non-judgemental.

On the BullyingUK website they offer general advice about bullying, plus specific advice about:

The Family Lives website is extremely well designed. There are short videos available for immediate viewing in the Parentchannel.TV section. They offer free online parenting courses. They offer training for professionals and have a national membership organization called Parenting UK. They offer local support in Essex, South West, Hampshire, London plus the Northern and Southern Home Counties, the North East, East Midlands, and Westminster.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)                 Rating ATK
This is the Official National Crime Agency Command and police report centre where incidents of cyberbullying can be reported.

ChildLine              Rating TK
This website offers a helpline for children and teens to call, which is 0800 1111, online chat with trained counsellors, ability to email a counsellor, read what other young people have posted on moderated message boards, and the ability to ask a character called “Sam” by email to get answers posted back on the website. The website is very colourful and designed to appeal to youth and children. The information is easy to read and there are learning games to play that teach about bullying.

Teens will relate to this quote, featured on the home page, from Liam Payne. Liam is one of the members of the hugely successful pop band called One Direction. The quote says, “I was a victim of bullying back in school. My advice is to always tell someone straight away and ask for help. Keeping it to yourself will only be more damaging in the long run.”

Childnet                        Rating A
Childnet has information useful for teachers about cyber bullying.

Contact a Family              Rating AT
This group supports families with disabled children by bringing families together to support each other. They have information about how to deal with the bullying of disabled children and a helpline of 0808 808 3355 for families with disabled children.

Diana Award (Anti-Bullying Programme)              Rating AT
This website has information about a training programme for schools and youth groups in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland, for those wanting to become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

Ditch the Label                 Rating AT
This group conducts an anti-bullying media campaign to increase awareness of bullying issues through photos and celebrity ambassadors.

EACH – Education Action Challenging Homophobia         Rating AT
The group provides teaching resources, training programs, and one-to-one support for young people experiencing bullying due to homophobia.

End Bullying        Rating ATK
This website is produced by the Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF), which has twenty-five organisations as members. Their goal is to help create a society where young people and children are freed from the threat of bullying. This group was established in Northern Ireland by Save the Children in 2004.

They have many excellent pdf files of helpful information that can be downloaded from the Resources section, including the topics of bullying of disabled children, bullying based on race, faith, culture and homophobia. There is good information about what parents can do, and how to effectively deal with bullying.

EyePAT                         Rating A
This company provides Internet safety training and anti-bullying training for schools, teachers, parents, and companies.

GetConnected                  Rating AT
This is UK free helpline 0808 808 4994 is for persons under the age of twenty-five who need help with bullying or any other issue. There is also a text number of 80849, email, and chat feature to ask for help.

Kidscape            Rating AT
This was the first charity established in the UK, (thirty years ago) specifically to fight bullying and child abuse. They offer anti bullying advice for parents and carers. They also offer advice for professionals, anti bullying workshops for young people, and CPD accredited training programs.

NSPCC                  Rating A
This website provides resources and research on bullying and cyber bullying for professionals and adults. This organisation was established by the Royal Charter of Queen Victoria in 1895. They provide facts and statistics and have the largest library in the UK of materials on child protection.

Red Balloon Lerner Centre      Rating AT
To help children who have been bullied or those who suffered severe trauma, the Red Balloon Learner Centre provides intensive live-in support and education for children from nine to eighteen years old who are unable to attend other schools due to bullying. The aim of their programme is to help children recover from severe bullying and trauma.

SAFE Network  Rating ATK
This organisation provides help for online safety and cyber bullying. They cover these topics:

Schools Out        Rating AT
This group has been working since 1974 to eliminate the negative impact of homophobia in schools including bullying of LGBT people.

Stonewall           Rating AT
Stonewall has an “Education for All” campaign against homophobic bullying. They have information for adults, which includes professionals, parents, and carers. They have a special section for those less than twenty-one years of age.They offer UK teacher training, educational resources, and education events & seminars. There is information about what the Section 28 law says about homophobic bullying. They offer an Education Champion Programme for local authorities and an Education Champion Programme for Academy Chains. Stonewall speakers are available for both school and university visits, to give lectures and information.

UK Safer Internet Centre             Rating ATK
This website offers excellent advice for online safety and how to deal with cyber bullying. It has sections for kids ages 3-11 years old, for teens ages 11-18, for parents and carers and for teachers and professionals.

If you’re still concerned about what your child might be getting up to when they’re online, our Heads Up platform is able to detect any potential harmful danger or cyberbullying that may come their way.

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