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
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.