Issue 20: June 2017

Anti-Bullying Bulletin

Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA)

Anti-Bullying Week 2017

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and takes place this year from 13th - 17th November and is supportedABW 2017 by Safe to Net.

 

The theme this year is 'All Different, All Equal'

 

The aims are to:

  • empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique
  • help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
  • encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality
  • enable teachers, school support staff and youth workers to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ – by celebrating difference and equality and taking individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves

How you can get involved in Anti-Bullying Week 2017

  • Schools can take part in ABA's official Anti-Bullying Week Film Competition.  

    To enter the competition the ABA invites pupils to create and send them a film where they share how important it is that we celebrate what makes us 'All Equal, All Different' to help prevent bullying and create the best world possible.The deadline for the competition is 5pm on the 31st July 2017. There will be a Primary and Secondary School winner. Click here for more information including tips on how to create films together with entry forms.
  • Children can nominate their teacher/member of school staff for ABA's annual Power for Good Award

  • Download the official Anti-Bullying Week 2017 logos and share on your websites and newsletterslogo

  • This year the ABA is working closely with Diana Award to create resources to help you ensure your plans are led by young people.

  • Access free Anti-Bullying Week lesson and assemblies ideas and other useful resources which are available from September

  • Share your Anti-Bullying Week plans and activities online (@ABAonline) using #AntiBullyingWeek #AllDifferentAllEqual

  • Raise much needed funds for the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance

  • Order Anti-Bullying Week merchandise which will soon be on the ABA website

  • Celebrate what makes you and others All Different, All Equal

 

 

 

The DfE-funded All Together programme for schools went live at on 24 April and can be accessed via the ABA new-look website.

Any school in England can now sign up to be part of this new programme, through which they will have access to a wealth of resources and training. Anti Bullying Alliance member logoThe programme aims to create All Together Schools, meaning schools that have evidenced their work to reduce bullying and improve the wellbeing of pupils.  The programme includes a special focus on bullying of disabled children and those with SEN but aims to reduce bullying of all pupils.

All Together builds upon the success of our previous SEND anti-bullying champion programme. It is funded by the DfE and delivered in partnership with Achievement for All, Contact a Family and the Council for Disabled Children.   Schools who sign up will be supported to make whole school change to anti-bullying practices. They will be able to access:

  • Free access to the All Together Online Hub through which schools are supported to create an anti-bullying action plan that is tailored to their needs
  • Targeted resources to help tackle bullying
  • Access to the All Together Pupil Wellbeing Questionnaire 

Online CPD-certified training for all staff, including a module on cyberbullying.

Steps to becoming an All Together School

If you register you will receive an email through which you can access the All Together Hub. From there you will be guided through the steps involved:

  • Up to Christmas 2017 - conduct your pupil wellbeing survey and your baseline anti-bullying audit.
  • Then get started on your All Together Action Plan, with help from the online resources, online training, or by attending an All Together workshop if there is one in your area.
  • Summer term 2017/18 - conduct a second anti-bullying audit and wellbeing survey to see how far you have come and let the ABA know your how you did.

ABA will assess all the results and award successful schools with All Together School status in September 2018.

Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Articles in this issue

  • West Berkshire news

    Photos of the schools who have recently achieved "Safe in our Hands" anti-bullying accreditation; Joe Sutton, West Berkshire Young Carers Coordinator; The Hub

  • Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA)

    Anti-Bullying Week 13th - 17th November 2017 and how you can get involved including a Film Competition and Power for Good staff award; The All Together programme for schools.

  • Information, guidance and support for schools, parents and young people

    Digital Parenting Magazine; Government Guidance; NetAware; internet matters

  • Other news

    "Bullying a key factor why children are missing education" - report by the National Children's Bureau; "Cyberbullying largely affects children already being picked on" - research by Warwick University; stand up to Bullying Day 21st June 2017; "Disfigurement in the UK"

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