9 December 2014
‘Make sure you tell an adult if you are being bullied’, that was the message being promoted at Taylor Road Primary School as part of a Crimestoppers’ workshop and anti-bullying poster competition. Run in conjunction with Leicestershire Police during a special assembly, the workshop and competition discussed different types of bullying as well as the ways in which it can affect people.
The workshop was followed by an awards ceremony where the children who designed the winning posters were recognised for their achievements and awarded book vouchers.
The overall winning poster (as shown) was designed by six-year-old Shahweer Zaman whose design incorporated a colourful image with key messages that would resonate with fellow pupils.
We are committed to fighting all different types of crimes, including ones that are common to young people. Our youth brand Fearless.org was launched nationally in April 2010 and provides young people with information about the types of crime that they commonly fall victim too, as well as giving them the opportunity to pass on information about crime 100% anonymously.
Kiran Dhanda, East Midlands Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, explained why educating younger people is so important: “Young people are one of the most important audiences for Crimestoppers to communicate with, especially as they can often feel that adults don’t understand many of the issues they face.
“Workshops help us to raise awareness of Crimestoppers and reassure young people that information they give to our 0800 555 111 telephone number or online through our Anonymous Online Form is taken seriously and that they have nothing to fear by contacting the charity.
“When someone contacts us we do not ask for their name or take any personal details. We do not trace calls/IP addresses and we do not record our calls. Those who give information do not have to give a statement to police or go to court. We have never broken our promise of anonymity or revealed anyone’s identity.”