Sidmouth students taught to offer support online

Cybermentors at Sidmouth College

Cybermentors at Sidmouth College - Credit: 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.


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“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.

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