Anti-Bullying Week and United Against Bullying: Resources and support

Are we allowing pupils to ‘reach out’ about bullying? Ahead of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week 2022, Martha Evans looks at resources and funded support to ensure this work is embedded in your schools all year round
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Bullying affects millions of young lives and can sometimes leave us feeling hopeless. Helping children to navigate relationships and arguments, and learning to empathise to avoid bullying, can sometimes feel like a relentless task. Each child needs to learn these skills which are as useful in life as many of the skills we teach in the curriculum.

Very often children don’t tell adults about the bullying they either witness or experience. This is one of the reasons that “Reach Out” has been chosen as the theme of Anti-Bullying Week 2022, which is taking place from November 14 to 18.

The theme came about following consultation with teachers and pupils by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), which coordinates Anti-Bullying Week every year in England and Wales. Teachers and children wanted a theme that empowered them to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes.

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