Helpline's across the UK receive daily calls and emails from distressed adults and children who are angry, upset, frightened and confused. Often, these callers do not know what to do next, having received abusive postings or finding themselves, or a loved one, on the receiving end of an eCRIME hate campaign.
Despite this problem of epic proportion, there is a great deal you can do to protect yourself.
There is a lot of information on this site that will help you.
There is a lot of practical guidance out there, ironically, on the internet!
There are lots of helplines – who would be pleased to help you.
We are pleased to offer you a highly professional, comprehensive and specialist, range of HR services. We are specialists in our field of work and we strive to eliminate anti-social behaviour in all corners of society, particularly the workplace. Whether you are a the NHS, Public Sector, a small to medium (SME) employer with no in-house HR expertise and therefore requiring an out-sourced service or whether you are a larger organisation, (public or private sector), in need of specialist HR expertise from time to time, we can help you. We also offer support to individuals in need of guidance through work related problems. In every case we endeavour to identify a solution that is mutually amicable to both the employee and the employer.
On Friday 1st November 2013 a helpline caller alerted us to the fact that a friend of hers, aged 15 years, had posted three or four disturbing messages up on-line (Twitter) alleging that she was going to commit suicide. The messages appeared to be genuine.
It seemed this young girl was being groomed to commit suicide.
We were able to see that the situation was not only serious,
it was potentially urgent and time critical. We needed to act
quickly.. We alerted the Police who were immediately
able to trace the identity and whereabouts of the
vulnerable person. She received the help she needed
and she is now safe.
We want to thank the helpline caller who alerted us!
Note: At The National Bullying Helpline we work closely with the Police and Social Services and we will act if we believe an adult, or child, is at risk of self harm or harm from another person.