Bullying is to be tackled in an interactive webchat with police.

Public Protection Unit members will be joined by teachers, health and well-being staff, a community support group, Young People’s Services and education professionals for the live chat between 1pm and 2.30pm today.

Two young people, who will be working within the Public Protection Unit at police headquarters as part of Takeover Day, a national event where children and young people are invited into the workplace to experience day to day decision-making, will join the panel to offer their advice on bullying.

DI Hazel Stewart said: “This is a great opportunity to ask our expert panel questions and seek advice.

“Sometimes people are reluctant to say they are being bullied and this can lead to increased problems that impact upon work, school and personal life. Bullying can happen to anyone, at any age and in any setting. Knowing how to deal with the situation is part of the answer.

“The webchat is for everyone but aimed specifically at those who feel they are being bullied or know someone who is.”

Visit www.lancashire.police.uk/antibullying to take part.