This year’s theme for International Women’s Day was ‘Choose to Challenge’ and so for the rest of Women’s History Month and beyond, we’re challenging more men to get involved with everything we do here at Kidscape.
Approximately 80% of our website visitors and social media followers are women and shockingly, men make up only 8.7% of callers to our Parent Advice Line, suggesting mothers are taking control in seeking support for bullying experienced by their children.
However, we’d love to change this and in the ‘Choose to Challenge’ spirit, want to make sure fathers and men in child safeguarding positions are aware of the resources they have access to. If you know of any men that could find these resources useful, please share.
Our advice line offers friendly, impartial, non-judgemental information, advice and support to parents, carers, family members or professionals who are concerned about a child - either because they are being bullied, or because they may be involved in bullying others. We would love more Father’s and male caregivers to reach out for support on how to navigate these often difficult and emotional conversations with their children.
Many MMO (multi-player online) games, from sports to FPS (first person shooter), have chat functions that can easily lead to cyberbullying. Take a look at our Top Tips for how to get safety right when it comes to online gaming.
All children are capable of bullying behaviour. Learn how you can support your child to develop respectful relationships and respond to conflict without situations having to get physical.
You may be concerned about the safety of a child who is not yours, but we can still help. Whether you are a carer, teacher or bus driver, Kidscape is here to help adults build communities where all children feel safe from bullying and harassment. Find out more, including around bullying and the law.
The impact bullying has on children and young people can be serious, but there are actions you can take to support your child and protect them from harm. It is vital that children know they can speak to male caregivers, as well as females, on the topic of bullying. Dive into a wealth of information with our parent and carer resources.