CyberMentors Recruited at Doncaster College

20 Doncaster College Students have recently volunteered to be trained as CyberMentors.

 

CyberMentors are young people aged 11-17 who receive two days intensive face-to-face training from BeatBullying staff which gives them the skills and confidence to mentor offline and online. Once graduating they mentor, guide, and support other young people on issues of bullying, cyberbullying and wellbeing.

 

After undergoing two days training the 20 Doncaster College students, who come from courses throughout the college including Animal Care, Sports, Public Services and Construction, received a certificate to mark their successful completion of the course and to acknowledge that they have been given the skills to mentor and offer advice and guidance. The training also deals with safeguarding and confidentially so mentors know how and when to pass on sensitive information and who to go to for support.

 

The College takes the safety of its learners very seriously and Cyberbullying is a growing threat to young people. Bullies have been around for ever but

technology has given them a whole new platform for their actions,

and Cyberbullying is recognized as the use of this technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another.

 

The CyberMentors scheme is part of a number of measures, amongst the College’s safe guarding programme, designed to support and inform young people and keep them safe.

 

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