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ISPCC Anti-Bullying Awareness Campaign

ISPCC Anti-Bullying Awareness Campaign



I know at first hand how the impact of being bullied as a teenager can quite literally last a lifetime and I thought that if we could involve well known ISPCC ambassadors perhaps people will think twice about bullying or indeed allowing bullying to happen. Mark Feehily, Westlife - ISPCC Ambassador

Throughout the next 4 weeks the ISPCC, with the help of many generous supporters, will be running a campaign with the aim of highlighting the devastating, lasting effects that bullying has on the lives of children and young people.

Five of our amazing ambassadors have come together to put their faces to our campaign - Saoirse Ronan, Mark Feehily, Louis Walsh, Laura Whitmore and Jedward. Check out the image gallery.

Emotional scars are not visible to the eye so our ambassadors carry physical injuries as a representation of the effect that bullying can have on the life of a child. In 2011 Bullying can take on many forms from physical threats to online harassment.

Last year the Childline service received around 2,300 calls and messages everyday from young people with almost a quarter of these contacts relating to abuse and welfare, including bullying as well as issues around mental health.

Bullying can impact greatly on a young person’s development leading to isolation, loneliness, depression and low self-esteem. In recent years there have been some high profile and tragic cases, highlighting the detrimental and sometimes fatal effect of ongoing bullying and harassment.

We are hoping that children and young people will be encouraged by this campaign to stand up and say no to bullying. Through this campaign, it is hoped that young people will find the strength to talk about what is going on for them and to seek support to have it stop.

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