What is Anti-Bullying Week (ABW)?
Anti-Bullying Week (ABW) is an annual event coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance that shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, parents and teachers to take action against bullying throughout the year.
This year’s ABW runs from the 13-17 November with the theme ‘All Different, All Equal’
The theme has been designed to:
- encourage children and young people to celebrate what makes each one of them unique
- help them to understand why it is so important that every child feels included in the school
- encourage children and young people to be themselves without the fear of being bullied
- encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying
- enable teachers and other professionals to celebrate difference and equality
How can you get involved in ABW 2017?
- access our free ABW lesson plans and assembly presentation focussed on the subject of friendship. This is most suitable for upper primary/lower secondary but you can adapt it to suit the children you work with.
- share your ABW plans and activities with us on social media (using the hashtags #feelinghappyfeelingsafe #antibullyingweek #friendshipfriday #kidscapeABW)
- celebrate friendship by holding a Friendship Friday event in the lead up to ABW
- remember to celebrate what makes us all ‘All Different, All Equal’!
We have also created an ABW resource pack for ‘Early Years’ children designed to go along with our new series of short animated films Feeling Happy, Feeling Safe.
Please download the pack here to make sure your early years school can be a part of ABW.
Raising funds for Kidscape
We are delighted when schools choose to raise funds for Kidscape during ABW. The money raised helps us to support young people and professionals by giving them practical tools to prevent bullying and keep children safe from harm.
For some fun ideas please download our Fundraising Pack.
These resources have been developed by Kidscape to help educate and protect children in your care and promote positive relationships. We always advise that you look through the resource in full and make any adaptions necessary to suit the age and development needs of the children that you work with.
We welcome feedback and ideas for other subjects you would like us to cover.
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