Next week is ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ – an annual event organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
The theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week is ‘CHOOSE RESPECT’.
Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online.
The aims of this week are to support schools and other settings to help children and young people, school staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand:
The definition of respect
That bullying is a behaviour choice
That we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other
That we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online
To launch our Anti-Bullying week, children should wear ‘odd socks’ on Monday to show their support…and the odder the better!
We look forward to an ‘odd’ start to the week!
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