Swindon’s Youth MP Carney Bonner is stepping up the anti-cyber bullying campaign that he launched in October at The Platform Youth Centre, by working with three secondary schools in the town to raise the profile of the problem of on-line harrassment and bring it to the forefront of the Youth Parliament.
“We had 250 people at the launch, but since then over 900 supporters have signed up to our Battlefront page online; it shows that this is an issue young people are concerned about,” said Carney, right.
Along with his campaign team colleagues Matthew Ryan and Amy Proctor, Carney will be going into Greendown, Dorcan and possibly Nova Hreod to talk to students in years 7 to 10 about the effects of cyber-bullying. He said, “we want to do fun sessions with a message. During PSHE lessons we’ll be doing role plays and asking the young people what they think cyber-bullying is, where they can go for support, and how the discussion has helped their understanding. The sessions will be filmed by Raw TV, which will help us feed the data back to the Ministry of Education to get an anti-cyber bullying week going across the country.”
Carney is the first cyber-mentor in Swindon and is leading the way towards young people being safer from on-line bullies. Contact him via: