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Call it Out: Launching our new anti-trolling campaign

We recently launched our anti-trolling campaign, Call it Out, which looks to promote online kindness and identify ways in which we can come together and tackle the growing issue of toxic behaviour online. We’ll be doing this by bringing together industry leaders and stakeholders across the education, business and not-for-profit sectors. 

By focusing on a different theme relating to online bullying each month, we’re hoping to open up discussion and explore how these toxic behaviours can be tackled. 

Why we’re Calling it Out 

We’ve launched this campaign because we believe that bullying should be called out in all of its forms. Online bullying is a huge factor impacting people’s mental health and is a significant barrier in enabling people to be the best versions of themselves. 

Our CEO, David Gallagher, recently spoke to FE News about the campaign and how it aims to achieve its goals: “Going forward, we’ll be leading on a series of targeted pieces of content, webinars, podcasts, roundtables and events aimed at people of influence in education, parents, employers, and young people.  

“We’ll be covering topics such as how teachers can support a student who is being bullied online, what teachers can do if they are being trolled and top tips on how to avoid becoming a troll.” 

Movements need collaborators 

Real movements need collaborators, and we know we can’t tackle this issue in isolation. We’re proud that we’ve already had support from some fantastic organisations and establishments, who are helping us to Call it Out. 

The Anti-Bullying Alliance are offering anti-bullying resources and training as part of our campaign. We’re also partnering with social inclusion charity, Campaign for Learning, as well as Fika, a mental wellbeing app used in further education settings across the country. 

Other supporters include CACHE Alumni, an online resource service for people working in the care and education sectors. 

Learn more about our Call it Out campaign, or read our CEO David Gallagher’s thoughts in his recent FE News article. Please also look out for our upcoming webinar, which focuses on staying safe online and safeguarding young people, in line with Safer Internet Day.  

We’ll be leading on a series of targeted pieces of content, webinars, podcasts, roundtables and events aimed at people of influence in education, parents, employers, and young people.

David Gallagher, NCFE Chief Executive, to FE News