Bullying campaigner admits cyberbullying ‘not as prevalent’ as offline bullying

Bullying campaigner admits cyberbullying 'not as prevalent' as offline bullying
Bullying campaigner admits cyberbullying 'not as prevalent' as offline bullying - MTG UK -

Bullying campaigner admits cyberbullying ‘not as prevalent’ as offline bullying

Bullying campaigner admits cyberbullying ‘not as prevalent’ as offline bullying.

Anti-bullying campaigner Alex Holmes says concentrating on cyberbullying risks ignoring the “bigger problem” of school bullying.

Bullying campaigner admits cyberbullying 'not as prevalent' as offline bullying

Cyberbullying is a smaller problem than online bullying, according to a senior charity official

A member of Prince William’s Cyberbullying Taskforce has warned that the treatment of cyberbullying by politicians and the media is unbalanced because online bullying is less significant than its face-to-face equivalent.

Alex Holmes is deputy CEO of anti-bullying charity The Diana Award and one of the UK’s leading anti-bullying campaigners.

Although cyberbullying could be extremely hurtful, Mr Holmes told Sky News that the young people he encountered did not see it as their biggest obstacle.

“They are telling us that bullying that’s happening offline is a bigger problem than what’s happening online,” he said. “I think that shouldn’t be forgotten.”

Bullying campaigner admits cyberbullying 'not as prevalent' as offline bullying - MTG UK -

Alex Holmes (R) has been part of Prince William’s Cyberbullying Taskforce since it was set up in 2016

Mr Holmes warned that concentrating too much on cyberbullying risked ignoring the far larger issue of bullying in schools.

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