Anti-Bullying Week 12-16 November
The Anti-Bullying Alliance have organised the official Anti-Bullying Week 12-18 Nov 2018. The theme this year is Choose Respect.
Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online.
The aims of this week are to support schools and other settings to help children and young people, school staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand:
The definition of respect
That bullying is a behaviour choice
That we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other
That we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online
In addiiton, Parent Zone are offering free anti-bullying resources to support you in your work with children. This years theme is ‘Choose Respect’. They have a selection of resources to help children with empathy skills needed to respect other people online. These include: Be Internet Kind | Boost Self Esteem | Learning how to recover from bad experiences online | Understanding negative online behaviour | Go to Parent Zone Anti-Bullying Week to find out more