A Bedford business is lending its support to a national campaign aiming to beat bullies.
Half of children and young people in Bedfordshire have been bullied at some point in their lives, according to child and bereavement trauma service charity CHUMS.
Now Bedford based online marketing agency, Specky & Ginge, is launching a local anti bullying campaign which will coincide with Anti Bullying Week running from Monday, November 16 until Friday, November 20.
The campaign will use social media channels to raise awareness amongst children and parents and hopes to educate, inform and inspire people across Bedfordshire who are effected by bullying.
There will be a particular focus around online safety and cyber bullying.
Business owner Carys Dayne, who has worked for ITV and presented on local and regional radio around Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, said: “I’m on a mission to learn about how it effects people in the Bedfordshire area and run a positive campaign to make a difference.
“As a business that promotes brands online visibility, I’m often getting asked ‘how do I keep my kids safe online?’
“I felt this was an issue and it made me feel something should be done locally to provide support.”
Carys has teamed up with CHUMS, Bedfordshire Police, local MPs, while former England Rugby player Ben Cohen’s Stand Up Foundation is backing the campaign.
Carys added: “If what I am doing helps one child or helps a parent feel more in control about what their kids are looking at online - then I’m happy.”
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