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Posted On: 18th Apr 2013

Anti-Bullying Tools for Teachers

YPC Kate Vaks speaking with Fixer Devan Witter
Fixer Deven Witter

A boy who knows what it’s like to be bullied at school wants to create a website, which will help teachers pick up on the signs of bullying earlier.

 

Devan Witter (16) is aiming his Fixers resource predominantly at teachers as he feels there wasn't enough support available when he needed it.

 

The East-Yorkshire teenager feels if school staff had more guidance on what to watch out for, they could act faster and be better prepared to support victims.

 

With the help of Fixers, Devan plans to create a website aimed at teachers.

 

The website will look at what types of bullying exist, give real life examples of how teachers can help as well as provide previous case studies.

 

It will also offer advice on how to act if a child is being bullied and help step in before things get out of hand.

 

Speaking about his aims for the project, Devan has high hopes that a website could be a great way to guide teachers in the right direction when it comes to tackling bullying at school.

 

‘I want to make a resource to show teachers what it is like to be bullied and how they can help because I have gone through a similar experience and felt there wasn’t enough support whilst I was going through it,' he explains.

 

‘I want to create something that can genuinely change things and the only way to do that is to give help to teachers who can step in and make something happen.’

Author: N. Farooq

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