Online bullying counselling on increase, says Childline

 Nov 2016

The BBC have reported that The number of children and young people needing counselling about online bullying has increased by 88% over five years,  according to a helpline. (click for NSPCC Report )

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The NSPCC's Childline service said it counselled more than 4,500 children in the past year compared to about 2,400 in 2011-12.

The total number suffering online abuse is thought to be far higher.

Some children as young as seven told Childline how they were tormented, abused and scared to go to school.

The charity said online trolls caused misery and humiliation for thousands of children.

'Wreck lives'

Childline's president Dame Esther Rantzen said the figures should be a wake-up call.

"Bullying can wreck young people's lives, especially now that the bullies don't stop at the school gates," she said.

"Cyber-bullying can follow them home until it becomes a persecution they cannot escape.

The report is being released at the start of Anti-Bullying Week which is coordinated by the Anti Bullying Alliance.

The group is working with parents, schools and other organisations to help combat the problem.

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HRH The Duke of Cambridge addressed the @Founders_Forum #FFLondon earlier this year to talk about the importance of tackling #cyberbullying

HRH urged people in the online industries to help young people and come together to tackle #AntiBullyingWeek 

To read the full speech click here -

For the full BBC cyber bullying report article click here