On Thursday afternoon, Year 6 had a visit from PCSO Luke Carson, who had come to talk to us about Online Bullying. Firstly, he spoke to us about the crimes that people can be fined and arrested for for Online Bullying and told us how much they would have to pay, how long they would be imprisoned for and that if your 10 years old or over then you were legally allowed to be arrested. He also spoke to us about the different types of Online Bullying such as: Trolling, harassment, mean comments, threats, hurtful comments and inappropriate pictures and videos.
Afterwards, we did an investigation about trying to find out who was the correct suspect in a online bullying crime. There were several clues and 10 suspects and we had to work out which one was the correct one. Going through the clues, many of us were set upon suspect 10 as he fitted all of the clues however when we looked closer, we saw that the phone number was one digit incorrect to the number in the clue. Then , we looked at suspect 4 who had all unknown information but was the only one left who matched the clues!
Luke Carson showed us a depressing but serious video of a boy who was being bullied just because he got an answer right in class. All of his classmates made fun of him and sent awful messages and emails to him via online and even made a website called Joeisaloser.com, which was a really horrible thing to do. This depressed the boy and he decided to record all of his thoughts and emotions on a video camera. But his mum found it just in time before he began to have serious thoughts and took it into school, who took the matter to the police. It was a really upsetting story but made us realise thats how easy it is to get bullied and that you should always be kind and caring to your classmates no matter what.
To finish it off, we listened to a funky song about fighting off bullies and it motivated us all to dance and sing along to support everybody who has been bullied or is being bullied now. Luke Carson taught us a really serious lesson but we really enjoyed it and made us think alot about what we do to our friends and how we treat people in every day life.
By Mckensey and Emily Mae