We have been working in partnership with the Valuing People Team to create a range of 'Easy Read' anti-bullying advice leaflets.
The leaflets were designed primarily for young people with learning disabilities but we are also getting feedback from mainstream primary schools that they are simple and easy to understand.
The "Keep Safe" leaflets were created as a set of five, designed with the aim of helping adults with learning disabilities or children, to keep safe while using the internet and other technology.
Involving children and young people when responding to bullying – new advice for schools
With the Council for Disabled Children, the Anti-Bullying Alliance have produced a new resource: "Involving children and young people in your response to bullying." Designed to give education professionals advice on involving young disabled people to resolve bullying incidents, this report has been developed through consultation with disabled children and young people, as research shows time and time again that they are they are particularly vulnerable to bullying and want to be fully involved in the solution. This report complements ABA's existing video and gives key insights into how they should be involved and supported to resolve incidents where they and other young people are being bullied.
Bullying and deaf children
We know from talking to families that most deaf pupils enjoy their time at school. However, whilst any child can be a victim of bullying, there is evidence to suggest that deaf children can be more vulnerable to bullying than others.
If you are concerned about your deaf child and bullying, have a look at the National Deaf Children Society's free resources for parents, educational professionals, and young people.
- Young Peoples Bullying Resource WEB (PDF, 450 Kb)
- Anti bullying and deaf children professional guide (PDF, 2.2 Mb)
- Bullying Advice For Parents Of Deaf Children (PDF, 1021 Kb)
- Bullying and Deaf Children (PDF, 628 Kb)
- National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
For further information about how to support deaf children, please visit the NDCS website.
Mencap Campaign - Don't Stick It, Stop It!
Mencap are running a campaign against bullying called 'Don't Stick It, Stop It'! Find out more on the campaign website www.dontstickit.org.uk.
Anti-Bullying Alliance - Cyberbullying: What it is and how to stop it
working in conjunction with the Council for Disabled Children and groups of young people, ABA have a new, accessible leaflet on Cyberbullying for young people. Young people share their top tips to stay safe online.
A hate incident is any incident where you or someone else has been targeted because they or you are seen as being different. Anyone can be a victim of hate because of prejudice against their age, disability, gender identity, race, religion/belief or sexual orientation.
If you live in the County, incidents may be reported to Leicestershire County Council's Hate Monitoring Project by telephone on 0116 3058263.
If you live within Leicester City: you can receive advice from and report incidents to the Race Equality Centre on 0116 2999800.
Incidents can also be reported on-line.