The theme of Anti-Bullying Week 2017 has been set as ‘All Different, All Equal’ following a survey of nearly 600 young people.
Pupils who took part in the Anti-Bullying Alliance survey shared that they wanted the annual week of awareness to tackle bullying based on perceived differences.
Martha Evans, the national coordinator of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, said: “When we spoke to children, again and again they told us they wanted Anti-Bullying Week 2017 to focus on celebrating what makes us all unique.
“Being able to express yourself should be every child’s right, free from fear of bullying or ridicule, and yet many children struggle to find that acceptance.”
In the lead-up to the week-long event, which runs between November 13 and 17, the Anti-Bullying Alliance will support schools with free activities and lesson and assembly plans to take action against bullying and build safer environments for pupils.
There will also be opportunities for pupils to nominate teachers, support staff and youth workers for the ‘Power for Good’ award, which recognises those who go the extra mile to help young people with issues such as bullying, family life and mental ill-health.
Schools can access Anti-Bullying Week resources and find out more about the Power for Good award by clicking here