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National Anti-bullying Week

National Anti-Bullying Week for 2018

12-16 November 2018: Choose Respect

This year’s theme is a wonderful opportunity to

  • explore the meaning of some core concepts -  respect, acceptance and authentic self
  • involve pupils in activity to develop their role in ensuring a respectful approach to relationships across school

The week will begin with Odd Socks Day on Monday 12th – which is intended to be an opportunity to celebrate what makes us unique and different.

Friday 16th can be marked as Friendship Friday if you wish. Focus on using friendship skills widely rather than narrowly on BFFs!

HfL workshop descriptions will be available shortly if you would like external visitors to bring in a new dimension.

We will also be tweeting through the week. #ChooseRespect #Anti-Bullying Week. Why not tweet your pupils’ celebrations and achievements through Anti-bullying Week.

Karin Hutchinson
Lead Wellbeing Adviser (Mental health, anti-bullying, eSafety, Prevent and equalities)

Anti-Bullying Week 2016

In November 2016 the theme for Anti-Bullying Week will be the Power for Good.Tell us about your activity and events on twitter @Hflanti-bullying

This will be a wonderful opportunity to support, develop and celebrate pupil contributions to anti-bullying work and supporting positive relationships.

  • Relaunch or celebrate the impact of your anti-bullying peer supporters
  • Consult on and develop a pupil statement to begin your anti-bullying or equalities policy
  • Run a series of events to focus pupils’ attention on the difference that an individual can make – film screenings, personal stories, celebrity role models
  • Focus your curriculum work on what you can do that helps when someone in excluded or feeling hurt (and identify what hinders and why)
  • Develop a leaflet about what your policy for positive relationships is trying to achieve and how pupils and parents can make a real difference

If you would like HfL to support you during November with pupil or parent sessions or staff training, please book early to avoid disappointment. More details of the programme will be available shortly.

The Anti-bullying Alliance are running a national Power for Good Award for teachers and school staff and an Anti-Bullying Week film competition

Power for Good Award

The Anti-Bullying Alliance have launched the first ever Power for Good award for teachers and school staff. Children and young people can nominate teachers and school staff in England that go above and beyond the call of duty to provide pastoral care to students for issues such as bullying, relationships, family life and mental health. All nominated teachers and school staff will receive a Power for Good certificate. A panel of children and young people from YoungNCB will choose one nomination from Primary and one nomination from Secondary to win our 'Champion of the Year' award. The winners will be announced in Anti-Bullying Week 2016 and the deadline is 5pm on Friday 30th September 2016. For more information visit:

Students can nominate outstanding teachers for the @ABAonline #powerforgood award. Visit:

Could your school make the official film for Anti-Bullying Week 2016?

The Anti-Bullying Alliance are inviting schools to make films share how important it is to use our Power for Good to stop bullying and create the best world possible. The winning film will be used as the official Anti-Bullying Week 2016 film and the school will win a bundle of prizes. The deadline is 31st July 2016. For more information visit:

Can your school make the official #antibullyingweek film and win prizes?

2013 Resources

Advice for parents and carers 2013


2012 Resources

The Anti-Bullying Alliance produced some helpful briefing papers for a range of different groups to mark anti-bullying week in 2012.  Share these in your setting to get people talking about how to improve anti-bullying work.

Briefing for governors
Briefing for school leaders and teachers
Briefing for youth workers
Briefing for FE colleges: leaders, tutors and student services