Most of us have been bullied either at School or elsewhere -does that mean we should accept it as normal? No -we believe young people should be encouraged to speak out against bullying.
Last year Childline had 24000 calls from children being bullied. Even the nature of bullying has changed. In years gone by a child could go home from school in the knowledge that any bullying would generally end at the school gates.
Now there is cyber bullying which has a 24/7 potential.
Most schools have strong anti-bullying policies but the nature of bullying can mean that young people are afraid to name the bully or sometimes to even speak out for fear of it getting worse.
Would you consider giving a few hours every month to listen and support young people in our schools?
Become a School Pastor – our 2018 London Street School Pastors Training Dates is March 2018.