Anti-bullying scheme gets its message out

AN anti-bullying campaign will be plastered on buses across Wales to help show youngsters that help is out there.

Backed by Education Minister Leighton Andrews and Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services Gwenda Thomas, the Welsh Government campaign will feature on ads on 900 buses.

Also advertised on Facebook, it urges those affected by bullying to speak out and seek help from a parent, teacher, friend, or by contacting Meic, the National Advocacy and Advice helpline for children and young people.

Mr Andrews said: “Unfortunately there are still too many children and young people in Wales who suffer at the hands of bullies. This is unacceptable.

“Bullying in any form often results in a loss of confidence and a fear of speaking out.

“It is therefore vital that we make children and people aware of the help and support available, whether from a parent or carer, a teacher or a friend, or Meic, our national advocacy and support helpline,” he added.