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Anti-Bullying Week 15th to 19th November 2021 #One Kind Word

Date: Monday, 15th Nov 2021 | Category: General

Today is the start of Anti-Bullying week, which takes place from 15 to 19 November, and the theme for 2021 is One Kind Word. Kindness is more important today than it has ever been. The isolation of the last year has underlined how little acts of consideration can break down barriers and brighten the lives of the people around us.

Aaron, Arooj, Emilia and Leo, the fantastic Anti-Bullying Ambassadors at the Grange Community Primary School in Oxfordshire, have recorded this short film sharing their top tips on what children and young people can do to stop bullying in their schools. In it they talk about their own experience of bullying and the impact of covid, share some strategies for young people who are being bullied, and highlight the importance of being kind and befriending children and young people being bullied, to break the cycle of bullying.

“Everyone deserves a friend”: The Grange Primary School Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

A big THANK YOU to the Grange School Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, Children and Families Officer Mrs Duffy and our colleagues at One-Eighty for producing the film and sharing it with us.

For further information, resources for schools, parents and carersm and to get involved on social media see Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word (anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk) and sign up to the Anti-Bullying Alliance call to action:

  • Ask if someone’s OK. Say you’re sorry. Just say hey.
  • In a world that can sometimes feel like it’s filled with negativity, one kind word can provide a moment of hope. It can be a turning point. It can change someone’s perspective. It can change their day. It can change the course of a conversation and break the cycle of bullying.
  • Best of all, one kind word leads to another. Kindness fuels kindness. So from the playground to Parliament, and from our phones to our homes, together, our actions can fire a chain reaction that powers positivity.
  • It starts with one kind word. It starts today.