Anti Bullying Alliance
The Anti Bullying Alliance is a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, working together to achieve their vision to stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. School Wellbeing is now a core member of the Anti Bullying Alliance (ABA) to underline our commitment to Anti Bullying Work in schools. The ABA has three main areas of work:
- Supporting learning and sharing best practice through membership;
- Raising awareness of bullying through Anti-Bullying Week and other coordinated, shared campaigns;
- Delivering programme work at a national and local level to help stop bullying and bring lasting change to children's lives;
They provide expertise in relation to all forms of bullying between children and young people. The Anti-Bullying Alliance was established by the NSPCC and the National Children's Bureau in 2002 and is hosted by the National Children's Bureau.
Anti-Bullying Week in England is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and this year's week will run between 12th-16th November 2018. They also have a tools and information page full of advice and resources for across the year.
Ditch the Label
Ditch the Label is one of the largest pro-equality and anti-bullying charities in the world. Their award-winning work spans across the UK, USA and Mexico; promoting equality and empowering people aged 12-25 to overcome bullying. They are a digital charity, which means that most of their support is provided online through their website and partnerships with games and social networks.It is estimated that every 3 minutes somebody will benefit from our support.
Stonewall's campaign No Bystanders shows that, unchecked, the abusive language children learn in the playground stays with them into adulthood. It encourages people – including gay people – to check their own language, and pledge not to be a bystander whenever they hear it from others.
In support of the campaign Stonewall co-founder Sir Ian McKellen, who also lends his voice to the film, said: ‘Abuse ruins people’s lives. We all have a responsibility to take a stand and put a stop to it. By making sure that bullying is reported and prejudice is challenged, we can help ensure that every person in Britain lives free from fear of persecution and violence.’
Stonewall also produced the film FREE - a ground-breaking film for primary school pupils from Rikki Beadle-Blair that conveys a powerful message about difference, diversity and respect. The film follows the stories of four children as they explore family, friendship and what it means to be yourself. FREE challenges homophobic bullying and language and shows the importance of celebrating difference.
Kidscape has a range of resources which provide information on issues surrounding bullying, online and personal safety. They can be used directly by young people and parents, as well as in the classroom within schools and youth organisations.
Department of Education
The DfE has produced three guidance documents for school staff, parents and carers on preventing and responding to bullying.
- Preventing and Tackling Bullying: Advice for Headteachers, Staff & Governing Bodies
- Cyberbullying: Advice for Headteachers and School Staff
- Advice for Parents and Carers on Cyberbull
- A bullying support page for young people giving information and advice on how to cope with bullying
- A parents guide to bullying, how to spot it, stop it and support your child
- Safety Net: an inquiry on the impact of cyberbullying on young people's mental health
Abusive Relationships and Sexual Abuse
The Disrespect NoBody campaign helps young people to:
- Understand what a healthy relationship is
- Re-think their views of controlling behaviour, violence, abuse, sexual abuse and what consent means within their relationships
It aims to prevent the onset of domestic violence in adults by challenging attitudes and behaviours amongst young people that abuse in relationships is acceptable.
The campaign is targeted at 12 to 18 year old boys and girls and aims to prevent them from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.
A campaign brief for partners is available with further information on the support resources. Please email VAWGCampaigns@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk to request a copy of the campaign brief.
NSPCC PANTS Campaign
The NSPCC PANTS campaign aims to start a conversation around children staying safe, empowering them to own their own bodies as a preventative measure to child sexual abuse. Visit the website for a large range of free resources including lesson plans, teaching guidance, posters, parents guides and presentations. There are also tailored resources for children with learning disabilities as well as a video resource for deaf children.