More than half of teens aged 13-17 have seen violence on social media
- A survey carried out on behalf of the Youth Endowment Fund asked 2,025 teenagers about their experiences of violence.
- It found that 55% of children aged 13-17 had seen real violence on social media in the past 12 months.
- It revealed that 14% had skipped school because they feared being a victim of violence.
- 65% altered their behaviour, appearance or where they went to keep themselves safe.
- The most common forms of violence viewed online were fights, threats to beat someone up, sexual assault and weapon imagery.
- For more on this story, please visit the Independent’s website.
NI Schools warned over not vetting substitute teachers
- Over 40 schools have been warned about employing teachers who have not fully completed criminal record checks.
- A subsequent email from an Education Authority official, said the letters had been sent to 45 schools.
- More than two thirds of the teachers involved are now ‘Live’ on the Northern Ireland Substitute Teacher Register (NISTR).
- Schools have been asked to stop engagement of teachers who have not registered with NISTR.
- For more on this story, please visit the BBC website
NI Childline bullying calls double in a year
- The number of young people in NI who received Childline counselling sessions about in-person bullying has more than doubled in the past year.
- New data from the NSPCC has found 2021-2022 figures have increased by 119% compared to the previous year’s figures.
- This indicates that bullying remains a major problem for children and young people in NI.
- The release of the NSPCC figures coincides with Anti-Bullying Week (November 14th to November 18th).
- Check out our resources for Anti Bullying Week 2022.
- To find out more, go to the Down News website.