Be Kind

#BeKind: Taking a stand against online trolls

The tragic death of TV presenter Caroline Flack continues to raise questions about the level of safeguarding online. Trolling is something which sadly affects many people’s lives, whether they’re famous or not.

In 2017, Lucy Alexander helped us launch our BeKind campaign, after sharing the devastating story of how online bullying drove her 17-year-old son Felix to take his own life.

In the wake of Caroline’s death, Lucy joins us to explain why more still needs to be done. We’re also joined by cyber crime expert and former Scotland Yard detective Philip Grindell, who will be sharing his practical advice for dealing with online trolls.

Choosing kindness is key with our #BeKind anti-bullying campaign

ALL OF OUR #BEKIND KEYRINGS HAVE NOW BEEN GIVEN AWAY!

This week we're launching our #BeKind keyrings as part of this year's Anti-Bullying Week.

Children across the country will be able to pick up the keyrings FREE from high street stationery store Smiggle to show their support for the campaign. A total of 100,0000 limited edition keyrings have been produced and they can be collected from Smiggle stores nationwide.

Smiggle stores list

See Terms and Conditions

- The keyrings will be given away on a first come first served basis

- If you are under the age of 16 you must be accompanied by an adult when collecting a keyring in store

- A maximum of ONE keyring per person can be collected

Share your snaps with the #BeKind hashtag!

Use your #BeKind keyring and post a pic on social media with #BeKind, you can inspire others to Speak Out, Stand Up, and #BeKind.

Anyone under the age of 16 uploading a #BeKind snap to their social channels must ask for their parent/guardian's consent.

Download our Be Kind teachers' pack NOW!

I’m 100% behind this campaign. I hope we can save young lives and show the bullies how catastrophic one tweet, one snapchat or one text can be.

– Phillip Schofield

> Download our Be Kind teachers' resource pack pdf

Our Be Kind campaign was inspired by two mums whose children took their own lives as a result of the bullying they experienced.

Teachers and parents, we would like you to spread the word about the campaign in your school, which is where this pack comes in.

Together with the charity The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign we have created a variety of resources for primary and secondary schools. These include posters, activity ideas and advice sheets to raise your students’ awareness about the Be Kind Campaign.

Streetwise spreads our #BeKind message with sweet treats and flowers 💐

Our #BeKind anti-bullying campaign is one of the things we're most proud of on this programme. Over 11,000 Teachers' Packs have now been downloaded, and as a result, school children across the country now feel they have a way of dealing with the bullies.

But it's not just in schools where the #BeKind message is being heard - we visited the Streetwise youth club in Stoke-on-Trent to see how they're getting involved.

Download our Be Kind teachers' pack NOW!

#BeKind wristbands: Let's band together to stop bullying

Together we can stop bullying, so let’s all put an end to it together by being kinder to one another

– Holly Willoughby

This week we're launching our #BeKind wristbands and banding together to stop bullying.

Children across the country will be able to pick up the bands FREE from high street stationery store Smiggle to show their support for the campaign. A total of 150,0000 limited edition wristbands have been produced and they can be collected from Smiggle stores nationwide.

Smiggle and #BeKind

Smiggle stores list

Terms and conditions

  • The bands will be given away on a first come first served basis
  • Younger children must be accompanied by an adult when collecting a band in store
  • A maximum of TWO bands per person can be collected
  • Anyone under 16 years of age must ask their parent or guardian's consent before posting a #BeKind selfie online

**Share your snaps with the #BeKind hashtag!**

If you wear your #BeKind wristband and post a pic on social media with #BeKind, you can inspire others to Speak Out, Stand Up, and #BeKind.

Anyone under the age of 16 uploading a #BeKind snap to their social channels must ask for their parent/guardian's consent.

Be Kind wristbands

Speak out. Stand up. #BeKind - famous monuments show their support!

Gateshead’s Millennium Bridge

Here at This Morning we're about to launch the next exciting phase of our Be Kind anti-bullying campaign.

#BeKind wristbands: Let's band together to stop bullying

The London Eye

And in support of the cause, you might well have noticed some familiar landmarks changing colour.

Blackpool Tower

The London Eye, the Blackpool Tower and Gateshead’s Millennium Bridge were lit up in purple, green and blue to lend their support to the nationwide campaign. Don't they look amazing!

Remember: Speak out. Stand up. Be Kind.