What is Anti-Bullying Week?

Anti-Bullying Week is an annual campaign coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance which this year takes place between Monday 13th and Friday 17th November 2017. This year’s campaign aims 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.

If you are unsure of what the definition of bullying is, then click here to find out from the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

However bullying does not only happen among young people, many people experience bullying in their workplaces and adults, as well as young people, can experience cyber bullying. Bullying comes in many different forms and can happen to anyone.

Where to get support around bullying

Young people (or their parents) can get support around bullying either online from websites such as; Anti-Bullying Alliance, Bullying UK and NHS Choices or young people can also get telephone support from Childline around bullying and the effects it has.

Adults can get support from ACAS if they are being bullied in the workplace either by accessing useful information on ACAS‘ website or by contacting ACAS on: 0300 123 1100 for support. For emotional support around bullying and the effects it has, adults can contact the Samaritans.

How to get involved in Anti-Bullying Week 2017

If you want to get involved with Anti-Bullying Week 2017, visit Anti-Bullying Alliance‘s website for how you can do this.