As a member of the Royal Foundation’s Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying, we are proud to support Anti-Bullying Week (12th – 16th November) this year to focus on the important things we all can do to take action against bullying.
Coordinated by the Anti-bullying Alliance, the theme for the week this year theme is ‘Choose Respect‘ over bullying. It’s an opportunity to help children and young people understand that we can disagree with each other but we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online.
Whether you’re a teacher, parent or carer, there are great ways you can get involved and show your support, take a look below.
Pledge to share Stop, Speak, Support code with kids on 15th November
How you treat others will help your child learn how to interact with the world.
- Help them understand that respecting yourself means believing that you are worthy
- Get them to ask themselves:
- ‘How do my words and actions have an impact on others?’
- ‘Am I treating the person I am interacting with the same way that I would want to be
Introduce them to a range of people, experiences and religious tradition to give them the opportunity to expand their understanding of the world.
- 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
Children who are happy with who they are, are more likely to be accepting of others and make more positive decisions.
- Try to talk through the reasons why they feel a certain way
- Give them examples that challenges this particular view of the world
- 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
Visit our Cyberbullying hub to get practical tips to protect your child from bullying
On the 15th November pledge to share the Stop, Speak, Support code with your child
Try the interactive Anti-Bullying Parent Information tool from Anti-Bullying Alliance
Get involved in Odd Socks Day for Anti-Bullying week to ‘Choose Respect’
What you can do as a school
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.