Bullying on agenda at Billingshurst conference

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CYBERBULLYING was the topic of discussion at a recent conference in Billingshurst.

About 40 representatives from a number of different organisations attended the event at the Billingshurst Conference and Community Centre.

It was organised by Anti-Bullying Works, a new West Sussex-based social enterprise providing support to schools and community organisations.

Author Adrienne Katz was present to speak about the research for her book ‘Cyberbullying and e-safety: What educators need to know’.

She also gave a presentation about the BIG Award Scheme.

BIG (Bullying Intervention Group) has created the award to recognise schools, and community organisations working with young people to tackle bullying.

Anti-Bulling Works was founded this year by Paul Rigglesford, who has worked in this field for 30 years.

Speaking after the conference, he said: “It was great we had good attendance and the reaction was very positive. A lot of the schools have signed up to the accreditation.”

The organisation is holding a special one-day training course on positive behaviour management in Billingshurst on October 24.

For more information go to www.antibullyingworks.co.uK