This week has been Anti-bullying week 2015 in England co-ordinated by Anti-bullying Alliance.
The theme is ‘Make a Noise about bullying’ with the #antibullyingweek. Follow the link for the 2015 video below.
The key aims of the week are…
- To empower children and young people to make a noise about bullying – whether it is happening to them or to someone else, face to face or online;
- To help parents and carers have conversations with their children about bullying – both as a way of preventing bullying, and to help children who are worried about bullying;
- To encourage ‘talking schools’ where all children and young people are given a safe space to discuss bullying and other issues that affect their lives, and are supported to report all forms of bullying;
- To equip teachers to respond effectively when children tell them they’re being bullied; and
- To raise awareness of the impact of bullying on children’s lives if they don’t tell anyone it’s happening – or if they are not given appropriate support – with a focus on the impact on mental health.
Looking Forward supports anti-bullying week as children’s emotional and mental health and wellbeing are affected through bullying whether in be in schools, socially or at home.
If you are being bullied and feel you need someone to talk to and live in the Sandwell Borough then please visit Kooth.com a free and confidential online counselling service for children and young people aged between 11 years old – 25 years old.