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:
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:
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
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: www.SafeToNet.com/OddSocks.