ANTI- BULLYING WEEK 2012‘19th-23rd of November’, this year the theme is : 'We're better without bullying'.Book your anti-bullying workshops and carousal day here!!Last year for Anti-Bullying week, we delivered workshops and assemblies on:
- Bullying- its impact and effects- 50mins/1hour and 120mins (Year 7 pupils to Year 13 pupils)
- Cyber Bullying -- 50min/1hour and 120mins (Year 7 to Year 13 pupils)
- Our 5 hour programme on Sexualised bullying- carousel day-25 lessons, 5 practitioners (Year 8 pupils to Year 13 pupils)
Carrying out projects in class, or as a school, makes sense if you are trying to find out whether bullying is a problem in your school, or whether your anti-bullying policy is effective.
There are no official statistics for the number of pupils being bullied at any one time in the UK. The only type of bullying which has to be recorded in the UK is racist bullying.
Neither are there any statistics for the number of young people who kill themselves due to distress over bullying. These figures do not have to be officially recorded but it is believed that around 16-20 pupils in the UK commit suicide every year. Some deaths are recorded at inquests as an 'open verdict' meaning there...
There are many excellent anti-bullying projects and research going on in UK schools, LEAs and universities, which could be replicated in other areas of the UK.
If you want to share your expertise with other professionals, send details of your project to email@example.com and Bullying UK will include it in this section. If your school is having a special anti-bullying event we'll include that too.
Sorry we can't include information from commercial firms due to the huge number of requests we get each week and the difficulty of evaluating their claims.
PC Gary Lewis, North Yorkshire Police youth action officer for Richmond,...
All UK state schools need to have bullying policies by law, but the type of policy they use is down to the school.
Bullying is big business, with a large number of firms selling anti-bullying courses, workbooks and training schemes to schools and LEAs.
None of the methods being used in schools have been evaluated in long term, independent studies by the government and Bullying UK has been pressing the DCSF to carry out evaluations for some years.
We think it's time to find out what works and to ditch the rest
Some schools have fairly straightforward documents concentrating largely on behaviour, but schools are increasingly turning to particular methods, including the no-blame approach,...
If you think that bullying is confined to the school playground then think again.
Bullying UK gets complaints about what happens on and off the sports pitch too. It isn't just other players who are the problem but parents, coaches and team managers can also be guilty of bullying behaviour.
Football isn't the only sport to suffer but the proactive FA has done some excellent work in this area helped by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (www.sportprotects.org.uk). Other sports can learn a lot from their lead.
In 2003 under our former name of Bullying Online, we led a workshop on bullying at the NSPCC/FA...
School support staff have a vital role to play because unlike teachers they are often in other areas of the building at break or lunchtime.
Lunchtime supervisors: Are you aware of pushing and shoving in the queue? Are some pupils missing lunch because they're being bullied while waiting to be served?
Playground supervisors: Are there some pupils at your infants and junior school who are spending a lot of time on their own? Are there minor conflicts during games which could escalate into more serious incidents?
When a pupil comes to you in distress saying they have been pushed over or hurt is that really horseplay or is it happening often enough to be considered bullying? If a child has nobody to go around with...
Bullying UK is used as a teaching resource in schools and youth organisations and the schools' section has lots of information for head teachers, teachers, school ancillary workers and youth organisations.
The National Curriculum covers bullying and relationships and we know that Bullying UK is widely used in schools by pupils for project work and by staff preparing lesson plans.
But bullying isn't confined to schools and our emails also reflect the fact that the problem affects college and university students as well as youth clubs, sports clubs and other young peoples' organisations.
More work needs to be done in class and in youth organisations, from a...
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