Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is ‘All Different, All Equal’ with the aims:
This Anti-Bullying Week we want to:
empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique
- help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
- encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality
- enable teachers and other children’s workforce professionals to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ and celebrate difference and equality. Encouraging them to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves.
New poll shows children in England worry about being seen as ‘different’.
40% of children polled said they would hide aspects of themselves for fear of being bullied
61% of those who would hide aspects of themselves said they would hide or change the way they look to avoid being bullied
64% of children polled have come across someone being bullied for being ‘different’ from others, yet more than a third (36%) say they don’t learn enough in school about what to do if it happens to them
Anti-Bullying Week 2017 (13-17 Nov) has the theme ‘All Different, All Equal’.
Anti-Bullying Alliance patron Andy Day, with his band Andy and the Odd Socks, is getting schools and early years settings to celebrate what makes us all unique by asking children to wear odd socks to school on the first day of Anti-Bullying Week (13th Nov) and celebrate ‘Odd Socks Day’.
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Source: Anti- Bullying Alliance