Students get tips on staying safe
10th December 2009 10:07am - Return to press releases
East Riding College has been staging a range of events to tie in with National Anti-Bullying Week.
Staff at the College have been wearing T-shirts bearing the slogan "Bullying - don't stand for it, stop it!" to highlight the issue and giving out stickers and wristbands at stands at the Beverley and Bridlington campuses.
The aim of the events was also to raise awareness of the College's firm stance on bullying and the ways in which students can report bullying, including a dedicated text number and email address.
Enrichment officer Tracey Heywood, who organised the events, said: "Bullying can take many forms, whether it's verbal or physical, or newer forms, like by text, email or on social networking sites.
"We work really hard to ensure bullying does not happen but if it does we want our students to know how they can get help from us.
"This year we have launched our 'Don't stand for it, stop it!' slogan, as well as the text and email address, as part of our anti-bullying work."
The anti-bullying events were held as part of the College's "Staying Safe Fortnight". Five themed fortnights are held each year to highlight the five main priorities of the government's Every Child Matters agenda: be healthy; stay safe; enjoy and achieve; make a positive contribution; and achieve economic well-being.
Along with the anti-bullying events, "Staying Safe Fortnight" also saw visits from guest speakers from Victim Support, PODAS (Prevention of Domestic Abuse Service), fire safety officers and road safety officers.
For more information about East Riding College courses, visit www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk, where it is possible to request a course guide or download one, or call 0845 120 0037.
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