Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Sidmouth students taught to offer support online

15:00 27 January 2013

Cybermentors at Sidmouth College

Cybermentors at Sidmouth College

Archant

Student counsellors at Sidmouth College are setting out to make the online world a safer place.

The school now has 30 ‘cybermentors’ – youngsters taught to offer peer support to those who would rather talk to another young person if they feel troubled or upset.

The training followed a national anti-bullying week in November last year, an initiative to tackling bullying in all its forms.

Danielle Brewster, 15, said: “The training was amazing and I learnt so much about how to help other young people.

“I have always wanted to help people, and now is my chance.

“I really hope to be mentoring lots of young people soon and that I can help beat bullying in the future.”

The students were trained last Tuesday were awarded certificates and business cards to acknowledge their achievement.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:43

A Sidford teenager is continuing his ‘spectacular’ form for Somerset Cricket Club - keeping the club in contention for the championship title.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:59

Account of visit to Ottery St Mary Parish Church provides revealing insight

Read more
Yesterday, 11:16

Branscombe Harvest Fair has been hailed as a ‘real triumph’ by organisers, after large crowds turned out for a day of family fun.

Read more
Fri, 19:20

Kings Arms could be close to be turned into new homes

Read more
Fri, 12:30

‘Bombshell’ plans have been revealed that could see Sidmouth lose all of its inpatient hospital beds by April next year.

Read more
Fri, 11:20

‘There is hope for Blackmore Health Centre after positive meeting’

Read more
Fri, 11:03

Excitement is building as entires from near and far prepare to roll into Sidmouth tomorrow night (Saturday) for the town’s carnival.

Read more
Fri, 06:49

A businessman who rose from apprentice plumber to managing director is the new owner of one of his home town’s biggest employers.

Read more
Fri, 06:30

A concert to launch a book of short stories – and fulfil its author’s dying wish – is being staged at the Sidholme Hotel at 7pm tonight (Friday).

Read more
Thu, 19:30

Members of the ‘flourishing’ Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club can get changed in comfort thanks to support from a growing town business.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications