This year's Anti-Bullying Week took place from 19th - 23rd November 2012, with the theme:
'We're better without bullying'
Children and young people have more chance of achieving their full potential without bullying. We know that bullying leads to children missing school, failing exams, dropping out of sport, staying away from extra curricular activities, and limiting their life choices. It is time that this stopped.
This year's theme shines a light on bullying and its affect on achievement. Together we can make it clear that we do not accept bullying in our schools, clubs and teams and create environments where all children can develop their skills and talents.
Children and young people have more of a chance of achieving their full potential without bullying. We know that bullying can lead to children missing school, failing exams, dropping out of school, staying away from extra curricular activities, and limiting their life choices. It is time that this stopped.
What did YOU do..?
We love to hear about what Leicestershire Schools have done to take part in Anti-Bullying Week.
This year, Shepshed High were involved in various activities to highlight the week. This included a group of students making a short film around the theme 'we're better without bullying', called 'Georgie's Story', which they have entered into a competition. Well done to all of you and GOOD LUCK!
As well as this, they created a visual display in their student reception by cutting the words 'Anti-Bullying' out of wood, painting it blue and asking a representative from each class to sign it. They also borrowed a mannequin from a local shop and dressed her in blue!
Let us know what your school did during the week by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Take part in our Leicestershire survey!
The Anti-Bullying Team are always trying to come up with new ways to tackle and prevent bullying of any kind. In order to do this, we need to find out what is going on in Leicestershire when it comes to bullying so that we can target our services as effectively as possible.
We have created a survey for young people to fill in and would be very grateful if your school took part by asking your students to complete a questionnaire each. This can be done as an anti-bullying week activity or as part of an ICT/PSHE lesson.
Once we have your results, we should be able to let you have a breakdown of data for your own school, which you can then use to target prevention and/or support at a more local level.
The second part of the survey focuses on homophobic language and bullying. This is because, after weight, homophobic bullying is the most common form of bullying (Stonewall) and can take place in primary AND secondary/high schools/ colleges. One of Leicestershire Anti-Bullying Team's priorities for this year is to focus on tackling homophobic bullying.
Just follow the link below to begin and once submitted, the completed, the survey will find its way back to us!
Please only complete if you are a Leicestershire School!
As in previous years, The Anti-Bullying Team have put together presentations for both Primary and Secondary schools on this year's Anti-Bullying Week theme. These can be used by school staff or even pupils in assemblies, to raise awareness of the negative impact bullying can have on young people:
Below is a slide show highlighting the tragic outcomes which can sadly occur as a result of bullying. This is aimed at year 9 and above as some of the messages and images are designed to be thought provoking and fairly powerful. However, please use your own discretion before using the slideshow.
The document has music embedded within it, however if you have trouble with the audio, you can either find the piece of music, which is 'Songbird' or alternatively you can play any piece of music that you think fits.
*Please note, some schools have had a few difficulties opening this presentation. This may be due to software compatabilities so please contact me if you are having issues and I will try and resolve them: email@example.com)
Leicestershire student's ideas for Anti-Bullying Week 2012
Students from schools that completed our Beyond Bullying Award this year gave us some of their ideas of what schools can be doing over the week to take part:
Earlier this year, all primary Schools in Leicestershire were sent a pack from Stonewall, with the theme of 'Different Familes, Same Love'.
There are some fantastic resources and information to help address the issue of homophobic bullying and difference.
If you require any further copies, you can order via the Stonewall website by clicking onthe 'Education For All' link:
The Anti-Bullying Alliance have produced packs for schools to buy with ideas for this year's Anti-Bullying Week, as well as various merchandise. Click below for details on how to order yours:
BeatBullying have also provided a downloadable pack of resources and ideas to help you get creative!