As a member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, we are proud to support Anti-Bullying Week (16th – 20th November) this year to focus on the important things we all can do to stand united against bullying.
Coordinated by the Anti-bullying Alliance, this years’ theme is United Against Bullying. The ABA said: “bullying has a long-lasting effect on those who experience and witness it….From parents and carers to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference”.
For parents and carers, it is natural to worry about children being bullied, especially if you have experiences of bullying or particularly if a child is more vulnerable to bullying.
Bullying can come in many forms, such as cyberbullying, trolling, online hate and can be disguised as not being as obvious, so it’s important to know the signs, know where to go if your child is being bullied or is the perpetrator and also have regular conversations with them about what is and is not acceptable behaviour.
Whether you’re a teacher, parent or carer, there are great ways you can get involved and show your support, take a look below.
Learn how cyberbullying can impact a child with additional learning needs and ways to support them if they are affected by cyberbullying.
To help you support your child on this issue we’ve created a hub of advice to prepare them for what they might encounter online and practical ways to tackle cyberbullying should it happen.
Explore the BBC Teach collection of teaching resources for primary and secondary schools designed to complement your Anti-Bullying Week programmes.
Sky are supporting secondary teachers in talking with young people (aged 11-16) about bullying and diversity.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, who work together to stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. They are hosted by the National Children’s Bureau and is part of the NCB Education and Equalities Team.
See more articles and resources to help children stay safe online.