It is entirely possible to disagree with someone while still respecting them and this is a vital lesson to instil in our students. Aoife Nic Colaim looks ahead to Anti-Bullying Week 2024
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Anti-Bullying Week 2024 – which takes place from November 11 to 15 – brings a powerful theme to the fore: Choose Respect.

This year, the Anti-Bullying Alliance, in collaboration with young people, aims to empower everyone to respect others, even during disagreements.

From playgrounds to Parliament, homes to our phones, the Choose Respect campaign addresses head-on the bullying that affects millions of young people.

By encouraging children and young people to avoid bullying, even when they disagree, and urging adults to set positive examples both online and offline, we can envision a world where respect and kindness flourish.

Helping young people navigate life’s challenges is not easy and bullying can seem like another minefield that school staff are expected to be experts in, often with minimal training.

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