Anti-Bullying Week takes place in November and there is no place more important than school to recognise this. Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is 'All Different, All Equal'.
This week will seek to highlight the issue of bullying including the impact it can have on young people's lives and what can be done about it and the students will be encouraged to participate in active discussions during tutor group.
The aims of anti-bullying week are:
To empower young people to speak up about bullying – whether it is happening to them or to someone else, face to face or online.
To help parents and carers have conversations with their children about bullying – both as a way of preventing bullying, and to help children who are worried about bullying.
To encourage ‘talking schools’ where all children and young people are given a safe space to discuss bullying and other issues that affect their lives, and are supported to report all forms of bullying.
To equip teachers to respond effectively when children tell them they’re being bullied.
To raise awareness of the impact of bullying on children’s lives if they don’t tell anyone it’s happening – or if they are not given appropriate support – with a focus on the impact of mental health.
Your support as parents/carers can help shape attitudes and behaviours early on, ensuring no one should have to suffer the devastating effects of bullying, at any point in their life. We hope you join us in any way you can and put a stop to bullying.
At Les Voies we take bullying very seriously as we want all our young people to feel safe and secure in school so they can concentrate on education and enjoy their schooling experience. If you have any concerns about a young person being bullied then please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff who will in turn investigate and seek to resolve the problem.