July

Moving up to secondary school with confidence: West Ham players share their tips

40 per cent of 11-year-olds are anxious about joining secondary school, while 35 per cent say they are "scared" by the prospect. Kidscape's RISE programme helps children in Year 6 move up to secondary…

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Own a piece of James Bond inspired artwork

Are you a James Bond fan who loves art? We have something you’ll love.

‘007 - To Paint A Deadly Picture’ is an exhibition of contemporary art celebrating Ian Fleming’s original James Bond series, a…

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Volunteer spotlight: Meet James!

Meet James

Introducing: James

Each quarter we will be meeting one of our volun…

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June

What parents need to know about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a new augmented reality game released by Niantic, the creators of Pokemon GO. Here’s what parents need to know about the app.

Augmented reality

Augmented reality uses …

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We love being a small charity

This week is Small Charity Week, celebrating the achievements of the small charities who make a big impact.

Often we find that people are surprised to learn that Kidscape is a small charity. Despite …

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May

Islamophobia in UK schools

By Dr Sania Shakoor, Lecturer in Mental Health, Centre for Psychiatry at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine and Kidscape Trustee

Thousands of young Muslims in the UK are currently observing…

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Kidscape, West Ham United and Basset & Gold team up to beat bullying

Anti-bullying charity Kidscape, West Ham United and club partners investment company Basset & Gold have teamed up to beat bullying and help children make the move from primary to secondary school.…

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April

Should I take my child out of school?

It is heartbreaking when your child is going through a bullying situation. You may be considering whether your child would be happier at a different school, or you might be thinking about home educati…

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Kidscape appoints Russam GMS managing director as Chair

Kidscape, the anti-bullying charity that helps, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Joseph to the position of Chair of Trustees.

Ian is Managing Director of Russam GMS - the UK's longest …

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March

How can I help you? Supporting schools to manage reports of bullying

Over the years Kidscape have urged schools to record incidents of bullying and have advised children and parents to ‘log’ incidents - the what, when and where. We’re starting to rethink this approach,…

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About a girl - raising a daughter in 2019

By Lauren Seager-Smith (Kidscape CEO)

As CEO of the anti-bullying charity that helps, I wanted to give advice this International Women’s Day on raising girls, but frankly I don’t have the answers. Al…

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February

The "Momo challenge" - what parents need to know

*Please note we have amended this text in response to concerns that Momo is a hoax and that coverage is fuelling fear.

The “Momo challenge” has hit the headlines, and media reports are causing concer…

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How to protect school staff from bullying

By Lauren Seager-Smith

Many schools have increased their focus on bullying prevention and response amongst pupils over the years, but how many include staff within the anti-bullying strategy?

Staff …

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Together we've got this: Anti-bullying charity Kidscape joins forces with IZIN Limited

Kidscape, the anti-bullying charity that helps, is delighted to announce a new corporate partnership with IZIN Limited.

Kidscape provide direct support to children affected by bullying and their fami…

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Online safety: a cyber geek dad’s perspective

A guest post by Gary Hibberd. Gary is a self-confessed cyber geek with 35 years experience in IT and cyber security and a parent of two kids, who is constantly amazed at their sense of humanity in a d…

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A safer internet for the whole family

The theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day is “together for a safer internet”, and we all have a role to play. This is why communication between the whole family is important, and together, you can e…

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Children’s Mental Health Week: Giving young people hope

Children’s Mental Health Week is an opportunity for all of us to talk openly about mental health without fear or shame, to share our stories and to call for parity of care. The focus on young people t…

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January

Social media companies must have a “duty of care” - new report

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has concluded that social media companies must be subject to a legal duty of care to help protect young people’s health and wellbeing when accessi…

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Casualty star George Rainsford becomes a Kidscape Ambassador

Actor George Rainsford, who stars as Dr Ethan Hardy in Casualty and played Jimmy in Call The Midwife, has joined forces with anti-bullying charity Kidscape to raise awareness of how to keep children s…

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Kidscape teams up with Open Mic UK and TeenStar

We're proud to announce our new corporate partners, talent competitions Open Mic UK and TeenStar.

Young people with talent often face bullying: research from the Anti-Bullying Alliance in 2012 showed…

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