Free advice to help beat bullies

PUBLISHED: 02:01 02 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:40 15 June 2010

Many of your readers will be familiar with the issue of bullying in schools and the impact which it has on victims. School toilets are recognised as a hotspot for bullies. A recent survey from the UK Youth Parliament showed that 40 per cent of pupils fear

Many of your readers will be familiar with the issue of bullying in schools and the impact which it has on victims. School toilets are recognised as a hotspot for bullies. A recent survey from the UK Youth Parliament showed that 40 per cent of pupils feared the behaviour of other students in school toilets.Many people believe it is possible to "design out" bullying from school toilets. I have just written a free factsheet, which brings together the specialist knowledge which has been developed and helps schools to make the right decisions when planning new school toilets and washrooms.The factsheet - aimed at pupils, parents, teachers and governors - can be obtained by e-mailing: schooltoilets@wallgate.com or by writing to: "School Toilets" Factsheet, Wallgate Limited, Crow Lane, Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 0HB.Jean Donovan, Author.

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