Anti-bullying week is coordinated across England and Wales by the Anti Bullying Alliance and commences on the 15th to 19th of November with the theme of One Kind Word. SupplyWell has collected some of the best resources for you to access for free below.
The last two years have been very difficult especially with the degree of isolation we have all experienced. As a young person the loneliness of not being able to socialise or go to school has been difficult, and this is made even worse with the fear of bullying. The One Kind Word theme of Anti-Bullying Week brings to light how small acts of kindness can make a huge difference.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance has resources to download including ‘What is it and what does it achieve’ and many other resources including ‘50 Ideas for Anti- Bullying week’ and a poster. There is a wealth of information on this website so this should be your first port of call.
The BBC has Anti-Bullying resources that are age appropriate depending on what Key Stage you want to pass the resources onto, it’s divided into Primary and Secondary so it’s easy to navigate. The resources look into a variety of issues including disability, cyber bullying and other poignant issues.
Twinkl has produced some great downloadable resources on bullying and Anti-Bullying week for teachers and children. In addition to going in depth explaining the different forms of bullying.
ChildNet has given access to their online safety calendar 2021-2022. This is an easy way for you to keep up with special education dates that can help you help your students. The calendar also highlights campaigns including Anti-Bullying Week, LGBTQ History Month, World Book Day and Mental Health Awareness Week – and the relevant online safety resources available.
School of Kindness is another website featuring great resources focusing on the value of kindness and embracing each individual persons uniqueness.
There’s an interesting read from Buttle UK who have produced a State of Child Poverty 2021 Report, which tells the story of the ongoing impact of COVID as witnessed by frontline services that support an estimated 36,000 vulnerable children and young people. It explores a range of adverse situations children have to go through that impacts their mental health.
Another interesting read comes from Local Government Association who have written about how school-based counselling should be made available to all children to tackle rising child mental health issues. This is in the wake of Covid-19 but also is beneficial for children who have experienced bullying.
We hope this blog has helped you find some great suitable resources for you this week. Have you found any helpful resources elsewhere, or produced any of your own, we’d love to see them! Enjoy spreading kindness with your classes this week.