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All Different, All Equal: we're celebrating Anti-Bullying Week

Monday 13th November 2017

This week, Monday 13 - Friday 17, we're joining our partners the Anti-Bullying Alliance to shine a spotlight on bullying in the annual Anti-Bullying Week.

This year's theme is 'All Different, All Equal', with the aims to:

  • Empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique

  • Help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
  • Encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality
  • Enable teachers and other children's workforce professionals to celebrate what makes us 'all different, all equal' and celebrate difference and equality; encouraging them to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves

Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the week as we share lots of advice and support for families and professionals alike.

Our anti-bullying resources

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.

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.

We also have a series of anti-bullying podcasts in which two teachers share their advice on stopping bullying, including how to raise your concerns and meet with the school.