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School bid to halt cyber-bullies
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The school website aims to educate pupils about cyber-bullying
Police in West Sussex have teamed up with school pupils in a bid to stamp out cyber-bullying among teenagers.

Littlehampton Community School has put together a "Bully Buster" website, explaining what bullying is and giving victims advice on how to deal with it.

Deputy head Heather Ward said pupils could also report bullying concerns.

A recent government study revealed more than a third of 12 to 15-year-olds have faced some kind of bullying over the internet or via mobile phones.

The website was set up with the help of community support officer Bob Purcell, who wanted to raise awareness and educate pupils about the growing problem.

He also works with pupils and their families to "soothe situations and prevent them from escalating".


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