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Kayte inside the School Gate.

Kayte inside the School Gate Co-ordinator of ECHO-backed anti-bullying charity Bullybusters Kayte Eaton gives her weekly insight into the war against bullies WORKING for Bullybusters means we are always looking for ways to improve our service and keep up with current "trends" of bullying.

Sometimes this can be difficult as we cannot possibly ask every child we visit to evaluate our service.

Especially if you have more than 300 faces looking at you in an assembly.

However last week I received an email very unexpectedly from a young girl called Lydia who attends a school in Liverpool which I visited.

She wrote: "Last Monday Kayte arrived at my school. She is an advisor from Bullybusters, an organisation which helps to prevent bullying.

"She made it easy for us to understand and made me aware of how dangerous bullying can be."

Lydia was asked to do a report on our visit for the school and interviewed children about what they had learned.

Responses, she said, included one pupil stating it was "an outstanding presentation" and another pupil said that I really care - which was lovely feedback to receive.

Another pupil at the school concluded: "Most people bully because they have problems at home or because they are being bullied themselves.

"But some people may bully because of growing up in a violent household.

"Bullying is a cruel, mean, selfish habit which is unfair and very hurtful.

"Most people agree with my opinion but others do not."

The girl also interviewed a parent about Bullybusters who said: "Anyone that is able to speak to children in a way they can understand and make them aware of the horrors that other people can or inflict on children leads to greater awareness."

The parent added: "All of us walked away with more awareness about cyber bullying and physical bullying."

I would like to thank Lydia for making my week - a journalist in the making.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 7, 2012
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