Anti-Bullying Week takes place in England from November 16th to the 20th. This nationwide event is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and is intended to raise awareness of the issue of bullying among children, especially in schools. Children of all ages as well as parents and children are encouraged to get involved in the event and take part in activities that will help to shine a light on the problem of bullying and ways to help resolve the issue.
Parents, carers and teachers will also be asked to play an active role in preventing bullying, with the main focus this time around is demonstrating different ways to support young people and provide an open platform for them to talk about any issues they have with bullying. The main role that carers can provide is creating a safe environment where young people can feel like they are able to talk about their feelings and problems and will receive support.
A number of lesson plans and activities have been created and shared online for Anti-Bullying Week and downloading this content and making it a part of the classroom activities is a great way for teachers to get involved.
Here’s a few more details about this year’s theme.
We are very pleased to announce that the theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is: United Against Bullying. Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 16th – Friday 20th November and will start with Odd Socks Day to mark the first day of Anti-Bullying Week.
We have worked with over 300 young people and 100 members of school staff to develop our theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week. Our Anti-Bullying Week 2020 manifesto for change:
This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge.
Anti-Bullying Week is no different. Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference.
We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying.