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Anti-Bullying Week - 16-20th Nov 2015

Anti-Bullying Week - 16-20th Nov 2015

Anti-Bullying Week in England is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and this year is from the 16th - 20th November.

The theme is ‘Make a Noise about bullying’ with the #antibullyingweek.

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.

How can you get involved?

  • Email your MP and ask them to show their support for tackling bullying in our schools, communities and online by attending our Anti-Bullying Week event in the Houses of Parliament on 19th November.
  • Sign up to the Thunderclap to collectively make a noise on social media on the first day of Anti-Bullying Week
  • Make a noise about bullying on social media this Anti-Bullying Week! Download our cartoon speech bubble, write your anti-bullying message on it and post a selfie online of you with it using the hashtags #MakeaNoise #antibullyingweek
  • Schools and Colleges can enter our prize draw by tweeting or emailing us photos or videos of what they are up to for Anti-Bullying Week. Submit entries using the hashtag #MakeaNoise via Twitter @ABAonline or on email to aba@ncb.org.uk. You could win £100 of High Street vouchers for your school or boks from Penguin Random House. Entries open from 16-27 November.
  • Download the official Anti-Bullying Week campaign pack
  • If you are fundraising for the Anti-Bullying Alliance, particularly if you are fundraising in school, please check out the Institute of Fundraising's advice
  • If you work in a school - schedule in assemblies and lesson activities to support the week. Assembly and lesson plans available from Resources
  • Share this year's logo on your website, social networks and resources. The suite of logos can be downloaded from Resources
  • Buy official Anti-Bullying Week posters, stickers and wristbands - available now!
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