Information for parents, young people and professionals
Our resources provide information on issues surrounding bullying, online and personal safety. They can be used directly by young people and parents, as well as in the classroom within schools and youth organisations.
Resources for parents and carers
Giving grandparents the information they need to support their grandchildren through bullying and the digital world.
How to support your bullied child
This leaflet has been prepared jointly by Kidscape, Red Balloon Learner Centres and Coram Children's Legal Centre to offer parents and carers ways in which they can help their child.
Holiday safety guidelines for parents
Holidays are a time for both parents and children to relax and have fun, but it's important that child safety still remains in the forefront of your mind. We have put together some basic, easy to remember tips to help the whole family enjoy their time away.
Preventing bullying - a guide for parents
This brief guide gives general advice and information about bullying, how to support your child and work effectively with the school.
NOTE: Some references are made to Kidscape's anti-bullying helpline for parents, but unfortunately this service is no longer available. Please refer to our Parent Advice Line instead.
Why my child?
A booklet for parents of children who have been sexually abused.
Being Me is a free anti-bullying classroom resource that seeks to celebrate difference and promote inclusion by giving young people in years 5-8 an invaluable insight into the potential challenges being faced by their peers.
Celebrating difference and promoting friendship
This worksheet includes a range of engaging games and activities that celebrate difference and promote inclusive behaviour. This resource as is most suitable for KS1-KS3, but each activity can be adapted for most age groups.
Dealing with anger and recognising emotions
This worksheet includes a range of informative and practical exercises that help young people to recognise when they or their peers are getting angry, and offer safe, inoffensive suggestions on how they can stay calm. This resource is most suitable for KS2-KS3, but each activity can be adapted for most age groups.
Feeling Happy, Feeling Safe
It’s Mohammed’s birthday, and the children are feeling happy with dancing and cake!
Jack feels unsafe when he climbs up too high. His dad helps him feel safe again.
Sophia gets lost in the shop. She remembers her mum’s advice to wait where she is and find someone who works in the shop to help her.
Emily says “NO!” when Jack tells her to do something silly. The children practice saying no.
”I can say no if I don’t want my body to be touched or tickled!” The children talk about touching.
Watching Feeling Happy, Feeling Safe With Young Children
Stories are a wonderful way for children to learn important messages. Feeling Happy, Feeling Safe is a series of five short videos suitable for early years children to watch with parents, carers or professionals and discuss. This guide is for watching with one child, or a small group.
Anti-Bullying Week/Friendship Friday
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’.
Kidscape's ABW resources have been developed keep children safe and promote positive relationships.
Friendship Friday celebrates the importance of friendship while raising vital funds for Kidscape.
Pupils can donate £1 to come to school dressed in yellow, the colour of friendship. Your school can host their own friendship day on any Friday of the year - however, we are encouraging all schools to hold a ‘Friendship Friday’ event in the lead up to Anti-Bullying Week (ABW).
Visit our Friendship Friday page to download our school resources and fundraising pack.
Resources for young people
Don't Bully Me!
Advice booklet for primary age children. If you are being bullied or know someone who is, this booklet will help you.
This booklet covers topics including:
- What is bullying?
- Why do bullies do it?
- Why do they bully me?
- How can I stop them?
- What if I bully someone?
- Help and advice
Cyber bullying - advice for young people
Cyber bullying can seem like a never ending torment, especially when there are many people involved. But there are steps you can take, and people you can talk to in order to make it stop. This free guide explains what cyber bullying is, how to prevent being a target or cyber bully and who you can talk to if you need help.
Moving up to secondary school
Making the transition into secondary school can be a daunting time. Our free leaflet offers advice and tips on how to overcome the most common fears. This advice will also be relevant if you are changing schools.
You can beat bullying
Bullying affects many young people across the world - and not just those who are targeted.
This booklet gives a range of advice for both the young people who have experienced bullying, and those who think they have been involved in bullying others.
Professional resources and guidelines
Anti-bullying school policy and procedures checklist
This checklist is intended to guide senior management teams through the production of an effective anti-bullying policy. It is also intended to be used as a list of criteria for all professionals to assess their current policy against. All guidelines within this checklist have been formulated in response to the best practice standards set by the Department for Education and Ofsted.
E-Safety school policy and procedures checklist
The use of the internet has become fully integrated into the lives and often education of young people. In response to this, schools are now expected to produce official guidelines promoting the safe and responsible use of the internet and digital communications amoung its students and staff. This checklist aims to illustrate what a best practice e-safety policy looks like, and is intended to be used by a senior management team.
Preventing and tackling bullying
A comprehensive resource offering steps on how to create a best practice anti-bullying strategy within a school or organisation that works with groups of children and young people.
Cyber bullying and online safety
Guidelines on how to create a best practice e-safety strategy within a school or organisation that works with groups of children and young people. It is an ideal resource to be used in conjunction with the E-Safety school policy and procedures checklist above.
The Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS) has launched a digital manifesto to be used as a poignant resource in the lead up to the general election. The manifesto will be sent to all the major political parties as a call to action for the next government to put internet safety for children as a priority, with CHIS asking all political parties to commit themselves to supporting the policies it puts forward within the document.