Resources for schools to combat bullying of disabled children

October 7, 2009

The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) has released a DVD for pupils and a resource pack for schools to help them prevent and tackle bullying of disabled children. The DVD, titled ‘Make Them Go Away’, is aimed at students aged 7 to 14 to raise awareness about fellow pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, and to show the effect of bullying on their lives. The DVD also features a supportive comment from Arsenal Football Club captain Cesc Fabregas.

Schools minister Vernon Coaker said that the DVD had been produced ‘to raise awareness of the problem with young people and prevent bullying occurring’ and that the resource pack would help teachers ‘stimulate classroom discussion so that pupils understand the damaging impact of bullying on their peers’.