What Can Be Done?

11 Dec

School’s need to do so much more to help students with issues such as bullying. They need to try intervene and stop it earlier rather than leaving it too late.
Some students are too scared to report their issues because they don’t want to have to talk about them in person, they may be too embarrassed or scared that things might get worse if they report it.

“At last there is a place where secrets can be told” @SHOUTwithCAABS thought about ways to help children report things that may be happening and came up with a system for school computers where children can just click a picture which relates to their issue and the report will go through to the head of child protection, this will always be active on a school computer and can be used from home too. As soon as the report has been made they are returned back to the desktop so they don’t need to worry about being seen doing this.

Please put yourself in the position of a withdrawn 8 year old, who maybe cannot read or write, with no easy internet or phone access and try to report abuse.  Try it and see how long it takes, see for yourself how difficult this could be,  Then imagine the stress of even more pressure of having to disclose intimate details or getting discovered reporting.  Finally imagine having to worry about what someone will ask and what will happen next.

I would say that it is neigh on impossible that any child will do this.  Statistics from the NSPCC prove that only 1in5 will. Those that do report in general will be the educated and confident children. So what of the vulnerable under confident children, children with Special Needs or Hard of Sight, the missing 80%?

Do not despair there is hope…….A single, uniformed approach that is based on visualisation has been developed by LexiconP Limited that could easily be adopted by all schools regardless of language or culture. This system is called The Child Abuse Anti Bullying System (CAABS) and is championed by an adorable little alien called CABBY. A system that follows through on the report to ensure that no childs ‘Cry for Help’ will ever be ignored again.

With No Reading, Writing or Talking involved, from start to finish in three simple clicks of the mouse the report has been made. The system is designed for schools where statistically a child feels safest.  Children can with a single click of a picture (which relates to their issue) make a report which is sent immediately to the Head of Child Protection.  As soon as the report has been made and within the blink of an eye they are automatically returned back to the desktop. To ensure the Head of Child Protection does not ignore or forget the childs report an automatic Monthly Report is sent to the Head Master/Principal of the school.
Check out their website: http://cabby.me.uk/

“My aim is to encourage children to SHOUT about their experience, to know instinctively where they can report it.”
C is for Child
A is for Abuse
A is for Anti
B is for Bullying
S is for System

You can make this available to all our children by supporting CABBY.  Please sign their petition. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/shoutwithcaabs/ Thank you.


4 Responses to “What Can Be Done?”

  1. Hope December 11, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    I agree whole heartily with this. Schools need to know that bullying can be so much more than verbal and physical. They need to know about the after effects it can have on the victims.

  2. bullyadragon December 11, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    This is such a great idea. If only schools would put something like this in place.

    • hiddenbeth December 11, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

      i know :/ some school’s do but they don’t really do anything about the reports x

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