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  Anti-bullying experts for schools
Updated 15 July 2004, 11.09
The government is trying to stop bullying
Anti-bullying experts are going to be working in schools in England as part of a new government scheme.

There are also plans for an anti-bullying week and special efforts are going to be made to stop hi-tech bullying using e-mails and texting.

There's not going to be an adviser in every school but there will be one in each of England's nine regions.

Those experts will team up with around 50 organisations as part of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA).

Children's charity ChildLine are involved and their chairman Esther Rantzen will be the president of the ABA.

Stopping text bullying is a big part of the plans
Stopping text bullying is a big part of the plans
She said: "This is a very important step forward in the fight to tackle bullying.

"For the seventh year in a row, bullying is the most common problem children bring to ChildLine.

"Last year we had 22,000 calls on this subject alone, this year it may be even more."

Already the government has held lots of conferences for headteachers about stopping bullying and around 4,000 schools have signed up to the anti-bullying charter.

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