Anti-Bullying Week takes place in England from November 16th to the 20th this year. 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. As you know the effects of bullying can have a massive impact on all individuals, whether that is at school, work, college or socially. Anti bullying week is a great way to get involved, take a stand against bullying and raise awareness in your school, college or organisation. Bullying doesn't just affect children but adults too
Parents, carers and teachers are being asked to play an active role in preventing bullying, and 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, teachers and parents can provide is creating a safe environment where young people and children can feel like they are able to talk about their feelings and problems and will receive support.
The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is: United Against Bullying. Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 16th – Friday 20th November. This year more than ever we have 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. 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.
Therefore, to celebrate and reflect on Anti Bullying Week I have given a list of resources for you to use at home below to get involved. The Anti Bullying 2020 official Website is fantastic and has lots of activities and resources for you to get involved with. There is also a jigsaw piece to complete, a cartoon to discuss and lots of different PPTS and twinkl resources and discussions to get you started. For every anti- bullying activity that a child posts on their class blog over the next 2 weeks I will be awarding them 100 j2stars and a special sticker from my stash! Come on Year One- let's get involved with this great cause and be united in ending bullying. Don't forget to post your work on the blog! You and your parents can also get involved by following the events on social media using the hashtags #antibullyingweek and #abw20.