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UK Gov’t Channels £1.3 Million Into Anti-Cyber-Bullying Nonprofit

Today Emma-Jane Cross, the chief executive of Beatbullying, announced that Nick Hurd (right), the UK’s Minister for Civil Society, is awarding £1.3 million from The Social Action Fund to transform Beatbullying into We’re Altogether Better, a not-for-profit organization that will “tackle social issues digitally.”

Hmm, “We’re Altogether Better”? Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

In a statement to the press, Hurd said that the organization will now report to his office and that public money will be mainly directed toward “recruitment and development of 10,000 new volunteers, who will take social action online to help children and young people in crisis.”

 

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Jan 25, 2012
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  • 2 Comments
    • Kylew
      Kylew

      To be honest, although we haven’t suffered as many bully related suicides as our US cousins, we’ve had a few. This organisation (Beatbullying) has taken a very major lead in raising awareness, and their Big [cyber] March initiative brought the issue front and centre the year before last, and promises to be even bigger this year. I have quite a bit of respect for them, and that’s a massive commitment from the government.

      Let’s hope it does some good because the antibullying coalition in the UK has been very disappointing.

      Jan 25, 2012 at 8:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert in NYC
      Robert in NYC

      A great start and well done, UK coalition government! Nick Hurd is kind of cute too.

      Jan 26, 2012 at 8:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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