The Anti-Bullying Alliance is calling on all schools and the wider community to take action against bullying this Anti-Bullying Week.
Taking place from the 17-21 November 2014, Anti-Bullying Week highlights the impact of bullying on children and young people in schools, communities and in cyberspace.
The campaign is a chance to keep bullying prevention on the national agenda by talking openly about its effects on young people. This year the focus is on taking action to stop the bullying of disabled children and those with special education needs.
To provide school leaders, teachers and parents with the resources they need to discuss these issues the Anti-Bullying Alliance have created a two year programme of free training and resources, with the information sheets already available to download from the website. They have also joined forces with publishers Random House Children’s Publishers UK (RHCP) to raise awareness of the issue of bullying though a writing competition for children and young people in schools and colleges in England.
At Childnet we aim to continue to educate young people about staying safe online, particularly around cyberbullying. With the Net Children Go Mobile study showing that online bullying has now overtaken traditional forms of bullying, with 12% of children now experiencing cyberbulling compared to 9% face-to-face, it is important to educate young people, parents and teachers about the consequences and harmful effects bullying through technology can have. We have a number of resources teachers and parents can use to educate young people around cyberbullying.
Our cyberbullying film resource for 11 to 15 year olds, Let’s Fight It Together, can be used to approach cyberbullying with secondary age children. We also have hot topics for teachers and professionals and parents and carers which provide more information about cyberbullying.
To find out how to get involved in Anti-Bullying Week visit: www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/