Anti-Bullying Week in England is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance is from 16th - 20th November 2015. The theme is ‘Make a Noise about bullying’ with the #antibullyingweek.
Bullying thrives in a culture of silence and fear – and we know that if left unchecked it has a significant impact on mental health - even into adulthood. This is why the Anti-Bullying Alliance are working in partnership with YoungMinds this Anti-Bullying Week to raise awareness of the impact of bullying on mental health. We want to empower children to speak out, to equip teachers to stop bullying and to help parents and carers have conversations with their children about bullying – both as a way of preventing bullying, and to help children who are worried about bullying. This year's Anti-Bullying Week is being delivered in partnership with Barclays.
The key aims of the week are...
- To empower children and young people to make a noise about bullying – whether it is happening to them or to someone else, face to face or online;
- To help parents and carers have conversations with their children about bullying – both as a way of preventing bullying, and to help children who are worried about bullying;
- To encourage ‘talking schools’ where all children and young people are given a safe space to discuss bullying and other issues that affect their lives, and are supported to report all forms of bullying;
- To equip teachers to respond effectively when children tell them they’re being bullied; and
- To raise awareness of the impact of bullying on children’s lives if they don’t tell anyone it’s happening – or if they are not given appropriate support – with a focus on the impact on mental health.
#MakeaNoise about bullying this #antibullyingweek - we won't stop until it stops!”