Get involved in Anti-Bullying Week 2017 – ‘All different, All equal’

Odd socks day video for Anti-Bullying Week celebrates being unique

We are delighted to support Anti-bullying Week (13th – 19th November) this year to highlight the important ways we can all take action against bullying.

Coordinated by the Anti-bullying Alliance, the theme for the week this year is ‘All different, All equal‘. It gives children and young people the opportunity to celebrate what makes them, and others unique. The aim is to help them understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying.

Whether you’re a teacher, parent or carer, there are great ways you can get involved and show your support, take a look below.

As part of Anti-Bullying Week, Odd socks day (Monday 13th November) is an opportunity for children to express themselves and appreciate individuality. Learn more about the day

Who are the Anti-Bullying Alliance?

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.

Anti-Bullying Week 2017 GIF

What you can do as a parent

Helping children embrace differences and equality

Model the behaviour you'd like to see your child take on

How you treat others will help your child learn how to interact with the world.

Expose them to new experiences

Introduce them to a range of people, experiences and religious tradition to give them the opportunity to expand their understanding of the world.

Explain differences in people positively

  • Help them understand that the world is diverse and why this is a positive thing
  • Don’t pretend differences don’t exist but try to focus on why they make people special

Give them emotional support to be build their self-confidence

Children who are happy with who they are, are more likely to be accepting of others and make more positive decisions.

Challenge negative preconceptions

  • Try to talk through the reasons why they feel a certain way
  • Give them examples that challenges this particular view of the world

Encourage questions and value what they say

  • Give your child the space to feel free to express themselves and question what they see
  • Have regular conversations to help them shape their values and understanding of the world

What you can do as a school

Anti-Bullying Week resources for schools

The Anti-Bullying Alliance has created a number of resources designed to support schools with their activities this Anti-Bullying Week. Visit their site to see all the resources available.

Anti-Bullying Week 2017 film for primary schools

Anti-Bullying Week 2017 film for secondary schools

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