Cyber & Peer Mentors
Fort Pitt E-Mentors are here to help you!
Cyber bullying is when someone uses technology, like the internet or a mobile phone, to deliberately hurt, humiliate, harass, or threaten someone else.
Cyber bullying includes things like:
- Sending nasty or threatening texts or emails
- Posting abusive messages online – on a social networking site, in a chat room or using instant messenger services
- Posting humiliating videos or pictures online, or sending them to other people
- Taking on someone else’s identity online in order to upset them
- Setting up a hate site or sending hateful messages on sites such as ask.fm
Fort Pitt E-mentors have been trained to mentor students face-to-face, as well as online via the E-mentors website. Training takes place over two days and is overseen by a designated member of Fort Pitt staff.
Peer mentors have learnt how to support a wide range of issues, including:
- Friendship difficulties
- Overcoming fears, such as changing to a new school
- Confidence and self-esteem
Peer mentors have learnt how to improve their listening, communication and social skills, and are able to display emotional and practical responsibility and awareness. Our peer mentor team have had the opportunity to deliver whole-school assemblies and Year 7 and 8 PSHEE lessons.
As well as understanding how to manage relationships, they are aware of the limits of their responsibilities and know when they must consult with an appropriate adult within the school.
They will also respond to requests for help/advice made via the peer mentor email account.
Lead Teachers – Mrs Gordon, Mrs Camp