An event to tackle bullying, anti-social behaviour and increase online safety among young people is being held at a Daventry school.
Daventry Safer Community Team Police is hosting The Blue Butterfly project day at Falconer’s Hill Academy, Ashby Road in Daventry today, Tuesday 2 June.
The project symbol of the Blue Butterfly was inspired by a young and frightened child who likened her fear to having butterflies in her tummy.
PCSO Kirsten Bates will be joined by representatives from local charities, Northampton Women’s Aid and Service Six delivering workshops to the children focussing on concerns around bullying, physical and verbal aggression, anti-social behaviour and e-safety.
Advice and leaflets around the topics being covered will be available for parents and carers of the children in school at a ‘drop in’ desk from 8.30am-11am.
PCSO Bates said: “The butterfly image has been welcomed and fully supported by all the safeguarding agencies involved with this project and has been developed around the feeling we get in our tummies when something is worrying us.
“We are in the process of developing a blue butterfly pin badge that can be worn by both adults and children to help highlight and remind people to release the butterflies by speaking out and sharing their worries or problem.”
Northampton Women’s Aid operates a 24 hour helpline and offer help and advice to women and children affected by domestic abuse issues.
Service Six also provides a wide range of support, counselling and activity based services on a variety of subjects that may affect young people.