It is anti-bullying week this week. There are numerous sites you can find linked to stopping the bullies, perhaps the most emotive have been started by bullied children to help others.
If you’re being bullied, or are feeling a bit low, or are maybe troubled by something and you’re not sure what to do or who to talk to, then CyberMentors is where you can go for help. It doesn’t matter how big or small you think the problem is, or whether you’re being targeted online or offline, CyberMentors are there to listen and support you.
A safe life. A happy environment. Where our children and young people can grow, learn and play. That’s what we seek. That’s why we’re here.
This is the mission statement of the Anti-Bullying Alliance. Founded in 2002 by NSPCC and National Children’s Bureau, the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) brings together over 130 organisations into one network. They look to develop a consensus around how to stop and prevent bullying. They aim to influence policy. And they work to develop and disseminate best practice.
Anti-bullying Week 2011 will be held from 14-18 November. With the slogan ‘Stop and think – words can hurt’ this year’s campaign is focused on tackling verbal bullying. This is a link to the ABA Anti-bullying Week page.
Theme: Ranpresh is terrified of ‘The Gang’ and gets attacked on the way home from school. Hannah is a witness but she is afraid to do anything about it. At last she finds the courage to be part of the solution rather than being part of the problem.
SEAL reference: Say No to Bullying