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Cyber bullying tackled by Dagenham pupils seeking Unicef award

PUBLISHED: 15:42 05 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:54 05 July 2017

Dagenham pupils performed on the dangers of cyber bullying as part of Rights Respecting Week

Dagenham pupils performed on the dangers of cyber bullying as part of Rights Respecting Week

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Children's rights were championed by pupils seeking national recognition in the form of a Unicef award.

Pupils at Grafton Primary School in Grafton Road, Dagenham, are seeking the Level 1 Rights Respecting Schools Award from the children’s charity by putting the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child at the heart of education.

On Tuesday, July 4, they worked with Konflux Theatre in Education as part of the school’s Rights Respecting Week to craft a performance on children’s right to be safe, with year one teacher Iddanella Sarmiento saying cyber bullying was a central issue.

“The play was called Click Safe,” she said. “It was amazing that in just one morning they learnt their lines and performed in the afternoon.

“The messages were really powerful and focused on social media, age restrictions and instant messaging.”

The school will find out on Friday, July 7, whether or not it has won the award.

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