Anti-Bullying Week happens in schools across England each November. This year’s Anti-Bullying Week has the theme Change Starts With Us and is happening from Monday 11th November – Friday 15th November 2019. 

Here is what the Anti Bullying Alliance (organisers of the week) say about the campaign:

“The theme: Change Starts With Us 

We have worked with over 1,000 children and young people to decide the theme for this year. The theme aims are as follows: 

Hands united photo

Small change. Big difference.

Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone. Because together, we can challenge bullying. Change starts with a conversation. It starts with checking in. It starts with work together.

Change starts here.
Change starts now.
Change starts with us.

This year the goal is to inform schools and settings, children and young people, parents and carers to know that it takes a collective responsibility to stop bullying. We are excited for this campaign as we want to create empowering, positive messages addressing the fact that when it comes to bullying CHANGE STARTS WITH US!

The alliance website offers school resource packs, odd socks day, an anti-bullying staff award, films and more.

Other useful anti-bullying links:


A host of lovely resources from CBBC here, including a message from Dua Lipa and a Stand up to Bullying interactive game.

Bullying UK

Have a range of tools and resources


Kidscape hold Friendship Friday each year to celebrate Anti-Bullying Week. This year they’ve teamed up with Andersen Press and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to create some amazing resources for Key Stage 1

SafeToNet App

As part of SafeToNet’s support of Odd Socks day SafeToNet is providing parents access to its award-winning app for free for 60 days. To download more great anti-bullying content, please visit:

Ditch the Label

Have created tools and resources for Anti-Bullying Week

Anti Bullying Pro

A useful Diana award site, including a great range of resources for young people and school staff

Young Minds

Some useful info, including crisis messenger lines and phone numbers to call.

Teacher Toolkit

10 ways to improve your school’s anti-bullying practice


A selection of free anti-bullying and friendship resources