Anti Bullying Week 2017: Useful Resources for Your SchoolNovember 10, 2017
The Anti-bullying week takes place this year from 13th – 17th November. The theme has been announced as ‘All Different, All Equal’ by the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
To help you discuss the problem of bullying with your students, here are some great resources:
1. Mediation in Schools: an Anti-bullying Strategy
Bullying has many forms and can happen to anyone, at any age. Traditionally we think of playground bullies as students who intimidate others using menace and the threat of violence. Those who haven’t experienced bullying may imagine comical characters like Biff in Back to the Future or Nelson from the Simpsons. If you were bullied in school, however, your mind probably conjures up someone more like Bill Sykes or Principal Trunchbull. And make no mistake, bullying can have a lasting psychological impact.
Research carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics states that 21.5% of students report being bullied. That statistic is alarming enough but is probably much higher, as another survey reported that 64% of children who were bullied didn’t report it. And of course bullying takes many forms.
Read more here.
2. What is Bullying? A Webanywhere Presentation
What if nothing was different? You wouldn’t be able to talk about new things. You’d all have the same idea. All food would be the same. There’d be nothing exciting or new. We’d all just be like robots!
Do we think that everyone being the same would be good? What makes something Bullying? Why do people bully? What to do if you’re being bullied?
Check out our presentation:
3. Stop Bullying! – Infographic by Webanywhere
Shocking statistics about bullying:
- Nearly 1 in 3 students (27.8%) report being bullied during the school year.
- 64% of children who were bullied did not report it; only 36% reported the bullying.
- Over 77% of students have been bullied verbally, mentally, and physically.
- 160,000 students per day miss school because of bullying.
- Every 7 minutes a child is bullied.
4. Lesson plans, roadshows and resources from The Anti-Bullying Alliance
The Anti-Bullying Alliance established Anti-Bullying Week, and host a wide range of resources and lesson plans on their website, along with details on events aimed at tackling bullying, held throughout the year.
5. A School Assembly PowerPoint from The Guardian Teacher Network
Download this free presentation, containing tips on creating school assemblies on the issue of cyberbullying, looking at the themes, key aims and definitions.
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