Midhurst Rother College student’s internet safety success

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A student from Midhurst Rother College has overcome fierce competition from across the county winning a competition to promote online safety, with a second team from the college coming fourth.

Jamie Bell, in Year 7, entered a two minute film which highlighted the impact cyber-bullying can have on individuals and focussed on the importance of seeking help and support if students find themselves the target of similar abuse.

The increase of cyber-bullying over recent years reflects the use of social media amongst teenagers and is an area that Midhurst Rother College has been concerned about for a number of years.

Two years ago the college introduced a ‘not seen or heard’ policy for mobile devices during college hours which has increased a focus in student learning and improved social harmony with students across the college.

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