Yorkshire Evening Post sub editor Liz Carnell was today due to appear on the BBC Breakfast programme, in an interview about the work of the charity website Bullying Online, of which she is the director.
The item, hosted by Gaby Roslin, will be live from a school in Hertfordshire.
Liz said: “The start of the new school year is always a very busy time for us and our site figures show that the number of visitors over the summer was 80 per cent up on the same period in 2001.
“We’ve had more than 219,000 visitors in three years and replied to more than 13,000 e-mails.”
Large parts of the Bullying Online site at www.bullying.co.uk have been rewritten over the school summer holiday to better answer readers’ questions and queries.
“I’m hoping that by making the information more comprehensive fewer people will need to e-mail for help which will cut down on the workload but it’s been exceptionally busy even before term began with many children frightened to return to school needing support,” she said.
She set up the anti-bullying website after her son John fell victim to classroom thugs and used the knowledge she gained taking North Yorkshire County Council to court to make it a valuable Internet resource.
Bullying Online is now featured on most of the Johnston Press websites as well as those belonging to the former Regional Independent Media which was bought by Johnston earlier this year.
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