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SFCS supports Anti-Bullying Week

November 12, 2018

Today marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week 2018 and SFCS is proud to be an official supporter of the campaign. The theme this year is #ChooseRespect.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance website says:

“Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online.”

The week aims to help children and young people understand:

  • The definition of respect
  • That bullying is a behaviour choice
  • That we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other
  • That we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online”

As always, the week is launched with Odd Socks Day, which is supported by children’s presenter Andy Day and his band, Andy & the Odd Socks. As last year, they’ve created a brand new song to mark Anti-Bullying Week – you can watch it on YouTube here.

For the first time, the week also includes a special day focused on cyber-bullying.  Thursday is ‘Stop Speak Support’ Cyberbullying Day, and special advice and resources around cyberbullying will be promoted.

SFCS is a proud supporter of Anti-Bullying Week, and throughout the week, we will be sharing lots of advice for parents on our social media pages; how to support your child if you think they’re being bullied, how to help your child to build positive relationships with their peers, and what to do if your child has been accused of being a bully themselves.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the week and feel free to share the resources we publish with other parents you may know.

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