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Help At Hand To Stop Cyber Bullying

Tuesday, August 28th 2012 01:00

Charity 'Beat Bullying' meeting West Yorkshire students.

A National Charity is trying to tackle cyber attacks in West Yorkshire as the new school term approaches.

Beat Bullying trains youngsters to identify trolls and tackle online abuse head-on.

Last years statistics show 134 students were excluded from Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees schools for the offence.

Richard Piggin from Beat Bullying said: "Cyber bullying is a problem wherever you are and part of the issue is that there is no geographical restriction- you can target someone from wherever you are, you don't have to be in the same location.

"However, the recent Department for Education research highlighted that bullying remains an issue in the West Yorkshire area.

"It's a problem everywhere, but it's something young people themselves can really do something [about] and make a difference."

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