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STOP, SPEAK, SUPPORT - when you see online bullying

This guidance has been design to support schools to deliver The Royal Foundation’s Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying’s campaign aimed at bystanders of online bullying called: Stop, Speak, Support. The aim of the campaign is to change the behaviour of young people who are ‘bystanders’ to online bullying and give them information and support. The campaign is aimed at 11-16 year olds.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance, NSPCC and Diana Award have worked have developed these materials to support introducing the campaign to pupils in schools. You can access the school pack at the bottom of this page in the attachments section. The packs are designed for secondary school age children / key stage 3 and 4. 

This will help you to encourage young people to think twice about how they respond to cyberbullying and is aimed to be a starter message. You can then access other resources from across the anti-bullying sector at the end of this pack to help you continue to bring your anti-cyberbullying strategy to life.

The campaign was developed with young people for young people over the last 18 months and we hope you find it useful. Please do share your experience with us on social media:

The film (featuring Matt Berry) 

The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying

The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying was established by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to work with the technology industry to develop a series of commitments to help prevent the cyberbullying of children and young people, together with the guidance and expertise of charities, not-for-profit organisations and independent advisors. The Taskforce launched in May 2016 to develop an industry-wide response to the online bullying of young people

  • As part of The Royal Foundation’s Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying, a panel of young people have developed a campaign to encourage other young people to take three simple steps when you see bullying online.
  • The ‘Stop, speak, support’ campaign has been created in response to 11-16 year olds saying that while they enjoy social media, games and online forums, that it is the only area of their lives that they feel does not have clear expectations or standards of behaviour they should all adhere to.
  • Stop, Speak, Support aims to help young people spot cyberbullying and know what steps they can take to stop it happening and provide support to the person being bullied.
  • The ‘Stop, Speak, Support’ steps were created in partnership with a panel young people and the agency Livity, through a series of focus groups and workshops.

The Taskforce is chaired by Brent Hoberman CBE and consists of the following charities and industry partners:

  • The Anti-Bullying Alliance
  • Apple
  • BBC
  • BT
  • The Diana Award
  • EE
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Internet Matters
  • O2
  • Sky
  • Snapchat
  • Supercell
  • TalkTalk
  • Twitter
  • Vodafone
  • Virgin Media
11 Nov 2017

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