Concerns Over Recent Videos Of Bullying And Violence
Osmani Trust has been contacted this week by a number of parents and members of the local community concerned about online videos showing young people being attacked / bullied by other young people. This comes shortly after the shocking news last week of an 11 a year old victim of bullying from Bradford who took his own life.
Osmani Trust Chair, Imadul Islam said “Concerned parents should ensure they speak to their children, find out how they are doing in school/college and ask if they are facing any such problems, and to get appropriate help and support if they are. We can also provide advice and support at Osmani Trust”
Shafiur Rahman, Executive Director, Osmani Trust said “We urge young people to think of the consequences before they commit such acts of bullying and violence against others. It ruins lives and can lead to the death of the victim as we have recently seen.”
Osmani Trust tackles bullying and other forms of violence through a number of youth initiatives including delivering youth work programmes, outreach, peer-work, mentoring and gang mediation. It also provides support to parents and families.
The Trust has launched an online campaign to get young people to think before they act and to discourage such actions. We will also be discussing with our partners and stakeholders further ways to tackle this issue.
Notes to Editors
- Osmani Trust is a youth and community organisation based in Tower Hamlets. The Trust offers a wide range of youth, social welfare, health and sporting initiatives tailored to the needs of the community. It aims to provide a holistic service, which helps people, particularly those living in disadvantaged urban communities to re-engage with mainstream society and improve their quality of life.
- Through its provisions, Osmani Trust seeks to address issues impacting the community including substance misuse, racial tensions, criminality and anti-social behaviour, territoriality and gang-related violence, unemployment and overcrowding, lack of training and employment opportunities. It also places strong emphasis on the health and social welfare of the community.
- Osmani Trust works with ordinary people helping them to do extraordinary things.
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