Facebook has announced they will be funding training for one young person in every UK secondary school so that they can support their peers who experience cyber-bullying.

There are 4,500 secondary schools in the UK but only half have a digital ambassador trained by anti-bullying campaigns The Diana Award and Childnet International.

It’s been announced that Facebook will provide £1M for the initiative after research proved that young people are more likely to discuss online bullying with each other than with their parents or teachers.

“This partnership is the next step in our ongoing effort to help young people build safe and supportive communities,” said Antigone Davis, Facebook’s head of global safety policy.

“Over the last decade, we have developed a wealth of innovative resources on Facebook that enables young people to look after themselves and their peers, from our updated Safety Centre to our online reporting tools.

“By offering trained digital safety ambassadors to every UK secondary school we are now taking this commitment offline too.”

Though the social networking company seems to show support against cyberbullying, there are critics who say that the money simply isn’t enough to train all 4,500 schools.

Hopefully, if the scheme is successful we will see more digital companies showing support.