ROMSEY students have been recognised for their ideas aimed at beating bullying.

The Mountbatten School’s Anti-Bullying group’s idea has been shortlisted for the £200 Dragon Den prize on the day of the Anti-Bullying conference in London.

The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors had to come up with two ideas as to how to beat bullying online and/or in person.

After presenting their ideas to a panel of ‘Friendly Dragons’ they were informed that one of their ideas has been shortlisted.

Their ideas were:

First idea for consideration

An Anti-Bullying text service – This would be in which students could ‘TEXT’ to a number and receive an automated response, which would generate advice sheets based on the topic of the text. This could be trialled over Anti-Bullying Week. They also discussed the possibility of an Anti-Bullying helpline over Anti-Bullying week, staffed by Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, which would give students the chance to receive hands-on advice.

Second idea for consideration

An Anti-Bullying emoji for when students feel that a conversation (text/imessage/Whatsapp/direct Instagram message/Facebook message/snapchat message) is taking a direction they are not comfortable with. The emoji would symbolise to STOP that part of the conversation and could also be incorporated into helpful advice sheets.

The students are delighted and look forward to finding out if they have won overall.