Anti-Bullying Week 2021
Anti-Bullying Week is a time for everyone to work together to eradicate bullying. The aim is to create safer environments for children and young people everywhere.
What is Anti-Bullying Week?
Anti-Bullying Week is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance which is a coalition of organisations and individuals who work together to stamp out bullying.
Each year, Anti-Bullying Week has a theme which is centred around the idea of tackling bullying at every level in society.
This year’s theme is: ‘One Kind Word’. The focus is on spreading kindness and helping people feel positive by what we say and do.
How Can We Get Involved with Anti-Bullying Week?
There are many ways we can take part in Anti-Bullying Week. It kicks off with Odd Socks Day on Monday 15th November. Wearing odd socks at school or work is a way of showing our individuality in a fun way. It’s popular for people to post photos and videos to social media during Odd Socks Day to show their support for Anti-Bullying Week, using hashtag #OddSocksDay.
Another thing you can do is to sign up as a supporter. You’ll receive a certificate for your school or organisation and the details of your support will be displayed on the Anti-Bullying Alliance website map.
Anti-Bullying Week at School
The Anti-Bullying Alliance have provided a downloadable pack for schools containing materials for children and adults to join in with Anti-Bullying Week at school. We also produce resources and lesson plans for tackling bullying at school covering topics such as:
- Verbal bullying
- Physical bullying
- Social bullying
- Targets for bullies
- Creating an anti-bullying policy
Anti-Bullying Week at Work
Anti-Bullying Week is not just for schools. We can all show support or raise money in our communities, at home or at work. The Anti-Bullying Alliance have a workplace pack you can download which highlights ways to promote Anti-Bullying Week as well as ideas on how you can help during the campaign.
Our Bullying in the Workplace resource helps businesses to identify areas in their organisation where bullying might be a problem. It covers different types of bullying at work and examines ways to combat workplace bullying.
Anti-Bullying Week is also an opportunity for all of us to review our own anti-bullying policies and share best practice in order to address bullying effectively.
Anti-Bullying Week Online
Get involved with Anti-Bullying Week using the following hashtags: