This week, we are supporting Anti-Bullying Week, an event coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and is supported by SafeToNet.
What is Anti-Bullying Week?
Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is ‘All Different, All Equal’ with the aims:
This Anti-Bullying Week we want to:
- empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique
- help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
- encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality
- enable teachers and other children’s workforce professionals to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ and celebrate difference and equality. Encouraging them to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves.
Being bullied and need support?
1 Tell someone you trust – if you don’t feel you can talk to teachers, friends of family about bullying; there are a number of phone lines you can call. These phone lines are available under Help and Advice.
2 Keep a Record – Keep a record of what has happened, when and who was involved.
3 Don’t Retaliate – The more you involve yourself in these issues, the more trouble this can cause.
4 Surround yourself with good people – Don’t surround yourself with people that put you down or make you feel bad.
5 Don’t blame yourself – be kind to yourself.
6 Be proud of who you are
Help and Advice