Contact is United Against Bullying

Monday 16 November 2020

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This week is Anti-Bullying Week, which happens in schools across England each November. Anti-Bullying Week is run by our friends at the Anti-Bullying Alliance, and this year’s theme is United Against Bullying.

Over the coming months the Anti-Bullying Alliance will be sharing multiple resources, including:

  • School tools including films and cross curricular activity ideas – these will be tailored to ensure they can be delivered both face to face and online 
  • School Staff Award: where pupils can nominate their favourite anti-bullying member of school staff – nominations are now closed
  • A toolkit for parents and carers – to help them bring Anti-Bullying Week to life at home 

Monday 16 November is Odd Socks Day – and as you can see above, our team is getting involved. If you want to show your support for Anti-Bullying Week, head over to our Facebook page and share your mismatched socks!

Download our Dealing With Bullying podcasts

We’ve published our podcast series, Dealing With Bullying, so it’s now available on your favourite podcast platform.

In our anti-bullying series, we spoke to teachers and helpline advisers to gather their tips on tackling bullying. Episodes including spotting the signs of bullying, positive things the school can do, and how to support your child if they’re being bullied.

Our podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast and more.

Our online anti-bullying advice

Bullying can happen to any child, but children with special educational needs or a disability (SEND) are more likely to be bullied. However, it is important to remember that not all children experience bullying.

Visit our anti-bullying webpages to read tips about keeping a bullying record, discussing your concerns with the school, coming up with solutions and helping your child to respond to bullying.

And parents can call our freephone helpline for a hard copy of our Dealing with bullying parent guide [PDF], which has information on spotting the signs of bullying, top tips and talking with your child about it.