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A UK charity has launched a channel on YouTube to encourage kids to stop putting up with bullying on social networking and video sharing websites.

Assorted celebs like Ronan Keating, Girls Aloud, Danni Minogue, and Patrick Stewart are included in a video urging children not to put up with online abuse. Kids are reminded that there are ways to report abusive videos or people bullying them on social networking sites.

The organisation is calling on kids to put their own anti-bullying video messages on to the YouTube channel. It hopes to establish a selection of videos offering practical advice to victims of bullying.

A spokesman for BeatBullying told the Reg: "It's an extension of the peer mentoring we do. There's an erroneous perception that playground bullying is a no-no now but what you do online is ok. In fact the opposite is true - kids need to know that if they do something illegal online like threaten someone they are leaving clues - online activity is actually more traceable."

There's more on YouTube here, and beatbullying has a website, but it is currently suffering some downtime. ®

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