As parents and carers, we all want our children to be happy and safe and it is natural to worry about bullying – particularly if we have experienced bullying ourselves, or we think our child may be more vulnerable to bullying. The good news is you are not alone!
The Anti-Bullying Alliance and its members are here to work with children, families and schools to help keep children safe. Every November schools throughout the United Kingdom take part in Anti-Bullying Week. This is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on bullying and consider the steps we can take together to stop it. Anti-Bullying Week 2021 is taking place from Monday 15th to Friday 19th November this year and it has the theme ‘One Kind Word’.
As a parent or carer, you are a vital piece of the puzzle in tackling bullying. You have a unique role to play in guiding and supporting your child through their school years and there are lots of positive steps you can take to help keep your child safe from bullying and harm. One of the steps is knowing when to ask for
Anti-Bullying Alliance patron, CBBC and CBeebies star Andy Day will be right behind the campaign again with his band Andy and the Odd Socks. The band will release a totally rocking tune to celebrate Odd Socks Day as part of Anti-Bullying. Andy will highlight Odd Socks Day on the first day of Anti-Bullying Week. There’s a serious message behind the fun: let’s pull on odd socks to show we’re ALL unique and different, and let’s be kind to each other and respect each other’s individuality.
For older children, the buzz on social media is an important part of Anti-Bullying Week, and a great opportunity for schools to share with the education community how they’ve embraced the anti-bullying message. Last year #AntiBullyingWeek trend at No.1 on Twitter, reach over 44 million users on TikTok, and got almost 600,000 views of Odd Socks Day videos on YouTube.
Download the Anti-Bullying Alliance Parents Pack, written with Kidscape and designed to give you information about bullying, tips about what to do if you’re worried about bullying, the tools to help you talk to your children about bullying. Or visit the Website to find out more
Unfortunately, bullying can effect us all no matter how old we are.
Bullying, whether at work or at home is really difficult to deal with effecting our confidence, and leaving us feeling there’s nowhere to turn for support. It can also have a devastating effect on our mental health. If you are experiencing bullying Qwell can help. Qwell is a safe and confidential space to share experiences and gain support from our community and qualified professionals for bullying and any other mental health support you may need. They aim to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of adults across the UK.
Relate and connect with others by sharing similar experiences, and gain valuable self- care tips and tools from our engaged community and professional team.
Their team of professionals aim to provide early response to emotional wellbeing as well as emerging mental health needs via their online platform and counselling sessions.