Schools Get New Weapon against Bullies; FREE CD-ROM DESIGNED TO HELP THOUSANDS OF YOUNGSTERS

By Harris, Alan | Coventry Evening Telegraph (England), February 16, 2000 | Go to article overview

Schools Get New Weapon against Bullies; FREE CD-ROM DESIGNED TO HELP THOUSANDS OF YOUNGSTERS


Harris, Alan, Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)


THOUSANDS of pupils in the Bedworth area have been given access to computer CDs to help tackle the problem of bullying in the classroom.

The CD-ROM disks, with the title Coping with Bullying, have been designed by experts, including educational psychologists, and were handed out free to nearly 20 schools in the area by Bedworth Rotary Club.

The scheme was launched at Canon Maggs School, in Derwent Road, Bedworth, where teachers welcomed the project.

The emphasis of the CD's message is preventing bullying. It includes a list of organisations youngsters can contact for help and advice.

Canon Maggs head Rod Steward said: "A member of our staff has seen it and says it is a very good interactive tool.

"Bullying is an emotive, national issue and we feel the same about it as every school in Bedworth.

"It's something which we do not tolerate and take great steps to eliminate. This CD-ROM is another way of helping us to achieve that.

"It's great the Bedworth Rotary Club has supported the cause and kindly given us the CD free of charge. …

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