Anti-bullying week 2014
17 November 2014
Every year the Anti-Bullying Alliance coordinate national Anti-Bullying Week. A week where children and young people, schools, parents and carers come together with one aim: to stop bullying for all.
This year the Anti-Bullying Alliance are calling on the school community to take action to stop the bullying of ALL children and young people – including disabled children and those with special educational needs – who research shows are significantly more likely to experience bullying in schools and the wider community.
Anti-Bullying Week aims to:
- Stop the bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs by equipping schools, colleges and youth service leaders with resources to develop youth led anti-bullying initiatives and encourage inclusive attitudes amongst children and young people
- Educate those who support and work with children to recognise children and young people who may be particularly vulnerable to bullying - encouraging an inclusive approach within all anti-bullying education
- Ensure the school and wider community understand that the use of any discriminatory language is wrong and will not be tolerated and that this includes challenging disablist language
Other sources of support for families and children affected by bullying include:
ChildLine provide support to children and young people who are being bullied. They also provide information about different types of bullying including bullying through social media. Children can contact ChildLine on 0800 1111 or through their website.
Family Lives provide information and advice to families on 0808 800 2222. They also have a separate website specifically on bullying which includes information on bullying at work. Visit the website.