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
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.