BE A BUDDY, NOT A BULLY!
MATCH chats to the England and Everton goalkeeper about being the 2018 ambassador for Cartoon Network's campaign - CN Buddy Network, to help stop bullying.
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
JORDAN SAYS: “It’s all about raising awareness for children and showing that it’s not okay to bully, or be bullied. The main thing if you are being bullied is to tell someone, whether it’s a friend, family member or school teacher. You can also visit Childline, the leading UK helpline for children and young people, if you need help.”
Why’s it so important?
JORDAN SAYS: “These days, there’s a lot of cases of bullying online, and I thought that if I can come on board and maybe help that one child to stop being bullied then that would be good. I wasn’t bullied at school myself, but I know how much it affects people - and I want to be the face of a campaign against it.”
How important is it for footballers to get involved in campaigns like this?
JORDAN SAYS: “Yeah, I think footballers are involved in a lot of campaigns like this - and when this one came up, I said straight away that I’d get involved. I didn’t think twice about it. With the support of my team-mates and friends, I feel confident in myself and hope other kids will be inspired to be a good mate on and off the field. Be a buddy, not a bully!”
Jordan Pickford was supporting Cartoon Network's anti-bullying campaign - CN Buddy Network, in partnership with Childline. Visit http://beabuddy.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/ for more information.