Within our society bullying has taken on epidemic proportions, with thousands of children and young people reporting that they have been bullied. Recent research by BulliesOut found that 66% of young people reported they had been bullied. Eighty-six percent of bullying issues were reported to have occured at school.
BulliesOut (established in May 2006) provides help, support and information to individuals, schools, youth and community settings affected by bullying.
In a short time, the charity's work has expanded significantly and has designed its core programmes in direct response to the needs expressed by schools, stakeholders, children and young people themselves
BulliesOut are working towards creating environments whereby young people who are being bullied, or witness bullying, feel empowered to speak out, thus creating a 'culture of telling'. To enable us to do this we are focusing on actively working with individuals, schools, youth and community settings as well as having an infomative presence online.
Between 5 - 6.30pm daily, we have trained mentors of all ages online to speak with those concerned about bullying. No problem is too big or too small. Over the past 3 years, hundreds of young people and parents have received information and support from our dedicated mentors. 'Here For You' Online Mentors and further information about the work we do can be found at www.bulliesout.com