News

2016

December

'12 Days of Christmas' with a twist

We’ve made you an online Christmas present!

Our Director of Services, Peter, has come up with a clever twist on the classic Christmas tune ’12 Days of Christmas’ – but with some important cyber safet…

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November

Ben Smith joins Kidscape as an ambassador

We're delighted to announce that Ben Smith of The 401 Challenge is now a Kidscape ambassador!

Ben ran the equivalent distance of 401 marathons in 401 days to raise awareness of bullying and fundraise…

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Judi Dench backs powerful West End theatre project to fight cyber bullying

We're delighted to announce that Kidscape is partnering with the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust (Masterclass) to create Cyberscene – an innovative project which will use theatre to suppor…

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October

Read our Annual Review 2015-16

The theme of this year’s annual review is ‘tools for life’.

In its 31st year, Kidscape continues to equip young people, parents and professionals with the tools to tackle bullying and safeguarding is…

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Spectacle Wearer of the Year raises a record-breaking £88,000 to support Kidscape

Specsavers’ annual awards ceremony for the UK’s most stylish glasses-wearers took place in central London last night, supporting Kidscape’s work for a fantastic 9th consecutive year.

Hosted by Rylan …

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Ben’s 401 Challenge reaches its end, and smashes its target

He did it! Ben Smith completed his epic fundraising challenge yesterday, with a final marathon in his home city of Bristol.

The 401 Challenge saw Ben running a marathon every day throughout the UK to…

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Lauren Seager-Smith to join Kidscape as new CEO

Following Claude Knights' announcement of her retirement, we are delighted to say that Lauren Seager-Smith will be joining us as our new CEO in January 2017.

In recent years Lauren has led the work o…

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September

Sanjida Kay: 5 top tips for dealing with bullies

Watch novelist Sanjida Kay talk through Kidscape's five top tips for dealing with bullies.

Her book, Bone by Bone is out now in paperback and available from all good bookstores. Published by Corvus.

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August

PACS grant from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

We're delighted to have been awarded a grant of £60,000 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. This will help us over the next two years as we look at developing partnerships with organisations in the …

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Ben's 401 Challenge visits RAF Cranwell

Ben Smith, our wonderful supporter and record breaking marathon runner, paid a visit to the cadets at RAF Cranwell as part of his 346th marathon in the 401 Challenge.

Up to 350 air cadets were …

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New internet safety animation series for primary age children

The creative team behind the Azoomee animation app are releasing episodes of their award-winning internet safety series 'Search It Up' along with a quiz to learn how to be smart, safe and kind…

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July

Ben's Real Story on ITV

You will all know about Ben Smith, our wonderful supporter who is running the equivalent of 401 marathons in 401 days to raise money for Kidscape and Stonewall. His endeavours have caught the att…

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June

United against all forms of bullying and abuse

At Kidscape we are appalled by the recently reported increase in xenophobia and racist abuse experienced by both children and adults. We are very concerned about the impact that this will have on…

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Final evaluation of Kidscape's BIT programme

We are pleased to be able to publish the final evaluation of Kidscape's Primary Bullying Intervention Training (BIT) programme, which was carried out by M&E Consulting.

The report describes the P…

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Update from 401 Challenge

UPDATE: Ben is now back on the road after taking ten days off. He has assured us he's fit and well enough to carry on. We're sending him our love as always!


We'd like to share this statement …

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Statement on YouTube film

It has come to our attention that an individual has created a highly offensive parody of our #DontSayDontSend cyber bullying campaign film.

We have reported the video to YouTube.

We don't wa…

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May

CEO Claude Knights announces her retirement

We're very sorry to say that our current CEO Claude Knights, who has been with Kidscape for 15 years, and has led the organisation since 2009, will be retiring at some point over the next financial ye…

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"Give your child the chance to go to school without fearing what might happen"

Our free ZAP workshops are for young people aged 9-16 who have experienced bullying, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

It's a fun, interactive day that encourages the development of assertivenes…

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April

Inquiry into sexual harassment and sexual bullying in schools

Kidscape supports the Women and Equalities Committee's inquiry into sexual harassment and sexual bullying in schools.

We are greatly concerned about this issue and wonder if there is any correl…

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March

Primary BIT project funding comes to an end

The funding for our Primary BIT project has sadly come to an end. Primary BIT was a Department for Education (DfE) funded project which provided free support and early intervention anti-bullying train…

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Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2016 - entries now open

Entries are now open for Specsavers' Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2016 competition.

For every entry, Specsavers donates £1 to Kidscape to support our work. This is the ninth year they have supp…

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'Bone by Bone' author Sanjida Kay on why she supports Kidscape

Novelist Sanjida Kay has just published her latest book, a psychological thriller called 'Bone by Bone'. She is donating a percentage of her profits to Kidscape - she explains why.

I went to ten diff…

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February

Kidscape CEO highlights the importance of children's mental health in new blog

The Huffington Post UK is highlighting the importance of children's mental health with a new series called Young Minds Matter.

Today the Duchess of Cambridge, as guest editor, has la…

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Free cyber safety workshops for schools

As part of Safer Internet Day 2016, we are pleased to announce we are able to offer schools in the North East of England, the Midlands and London free cyber safety workshops.

These hour-long tw…

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