Helping to combat bullying online

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WIGAN pupils are being encouraged to learn more about the dangers lurking online to try and combat a rise in cyber-bullying.

The council’s safeguarding children board is currently working on an e-safety package, which will be offered to the borough’s schools as a series of materials for pupils.

The packs, which are being put together with the help of the board’s teenage apprentices, will help pupils understand what cyber bullying is and how to report it if they believe they have been affected.

Kath Nelson, chair of the safeguarding board, said: “The increased availability and accessibility of the internet is having a profound impact on the way that we communicate and has given rise to issues such as cyber-bullying.

“The board identifies all these risks and puts plans in place to ensure that Wigan Borough’s children and young people remain safe.”

Incidents should be reported by ringing 01942 486117. For more information about cyber-bullying, visit