Anti-Bullying Week runs from 12-16 November. This year, the theme is: ‘Choose Respect’.
Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance; a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying.
What is planned for Anti-Bullying Week?
Odd Socks Day
CBeebies star and Anti-Bullying Alliance patron, Andy Day and his band Andy and the Odd Socks, are encouraging students to wear odd socks for Odd Socks Day on Monday 12 November to show their support and raise money for a good cause. While aimed at primary school children we think you are never too old you don your odd socks and suspect a few of you are already doing so…
Share a photo or video of your odd socks on Twitter with @abaonline, using the hashtags #AntiBullyingWeek and #OddSocks. Get your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews involved!
Stop Speak Support – Anti-Cyberbullying Day
To build on the success of Stop Speak Support last year, the Anti-Bullying Alliance are holding their first ever Stop Speak Support Day on Thursday 15 November to highlight the issue of cyberbullying.
They’re asking everyone to help support Stop Speak Support Day this year by sharing the film below and pledging to use the code when online to help tackle cyberbullying.
To pledge to share the #StopSpeakSupport safer internet code with your kids, to encourage them to be good digital citizens and make an impact to stop cyberbullying. Sign up here: https://www.internetmatters.org/issues/cyberbullying/stop-speak-support/.
Wall of Respect
The Anti-Bullying Alliance’s Wall of Respect showcases thousands of conversations and posts showing your support and action for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week. Want to add your voice? Simply use the hashtag #ChooseRespect & #AntiBullyingWeek on Instagram or Twitter to be added to the conversation.
There is a collection of books and publications on the topic of bullying in the library. We have selected some to be part of our book display (located next to the library entrance).