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Fabregas backs anti-bullying campaign

18/09/2009 Joanna
The Make Them Go Away DVD will be shown to classes of children aged seven to 14 and will focus on raising awareness about those with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Commenting on the film, Fabregas said: "At Arsenal we believe bullying is unacceptable. That's why we support this film and we hope the message is clear for young people. Disability should not be a barrier to achieving the things you want."

Schools minister Vernon Coaker launched the new resource yesterday (September 17th) at a London school that has been using an effective buddy scheme to help protect children with special needs from verbal and physical abuse.

He noted: "Any form of bullying is damaging and harmful to the victims and can have a lasting impact on their lives. Taunting and demonising a young person because of their disability is particularly nasty."

The news comes ahead of the Anti-Bullying Alliance's Anti-Bullying Week, which begins November 16th.

Written by Harriet McGowan

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