Anti-Bullying Week is almost here!
- BIK team
Celebrated once a year in November in England, Anti-Bullying Week is the time to get involved and take a stand against bullying in all its forms, and raise awareness in schools and organisations. Not only can bullying affect children through behavioral changes and long-lasting psychological damage, the whole family can also suffer from a child being harassed.
When is it taking place?
Anti-Bullying Week is taking place14 - 18 November 2016.
How can I get involved?
You can share your plans and activities with the #antibullyingweek and #powerforgood hashtags. The Anti-Bullying Alliance are also launching a number of campaigns as part of the week, such as the Power for Good Award. Children and young people can nominate their teachers and school staff that go to great lengths to care for bullied students and children who suffer in their relationships, family life or mental health. More information on the Power for Good Award is available here.
If you'd like to get involved and know more about the Anti-Bullying Week movement in England, more information is available from the Anti-Bullying Alliance website.
If you have any initiatives to tackle bullying in your school, organisation or country, we'd love to know. Or why not create your own action to mark Safer Internet Day, taking place on Tuesday, 7 February 2017. With a theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet', it's a perfect time to unite against online bullying. Find out more at www.saferinternetday.org.
The ENABLE (European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) project aims to tackle bullying in a holistic way, helping young people exercise their fundamental rights in the home, school, class and community (i.e. peer group).
Everyone has the right to feel safe, to be treated fairly and with respect. Bullying, as a form of violence that is especially prevalent among children and adolescents, can rob them of these rights.