Children, teachers and parents take action against bullying

It’s Anti-Bullying Week 2017 and this year’s theme is 'All different, All equal'.

  The theme was chosen by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) after consultation. It said: “Young people made it very clear that they didn't want people standing out as the 'different ones'. They wanted to celebrate that we are all different.” The week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. It aims to:
  • Empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique.
  • Help children and young people to 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 school support staff to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ by celebrating difference and equality and taking individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves.
ABA, with the Alliance for Inclusive Education and Changing Faces, has written some top tips for celebrating difference in schools. There is information on dealing with bullying on the Brain Injury Hub. This is from Contact, the charity for families with disabled children, and subjects include bullying in school and steps to take if this is happening. Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) in England. This is a coalition of organisations and individuals with a vision to ‘stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn’.
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