We are very pleased to announce that the theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is: United Against Bullying. Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 16th - Friday 20th November and will start with Odd Socks Day to mark the first day of Anti-Bullying Week.
We have worked with over 300 young people and 100 members of school staff to develop our theme for this year's Anti-Bullying Week. Our Anti-Bullying Week 2020 manifesto for change:
This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge.
Anti-Bullying Week is no different. Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference.
We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying.
We are proud to have the continued support of SafeToNet to help us bring Anti-Bullying Week to life. We will also be holding Odd Socks Day on the Monday of Anti-Bullying Week with the support of Andy Day and his band Andy and the Odd Socks, where children and adults where odd socks to school or work to celebrate what makes us all unique.
We will be providing numerous resources over the coming months:
- School tools including films and cross curricular activity ideas - these will be tailored to ensure they can be delivered both face to face and online (will be with you in September)
- School Staff Award: where pupils can nominate their favourite anti-bullying member of school staff - nominations open until Friday 25th September
- Odd Socks Day: wear odd socks to school or work to highlight that we are all unique on the first day of Anti-Bullying Week. A school and workplace pack will be ready in September.
- Sign up as a supporter of Anti-Bullying Week and download a certificate to display (mid-June)
- Get involved online - with resources and ideas about how to play your part on social media
- Activity tools and conversation starters for parents and carers (ready in September)
- Merchandise: we are waiting to decide if merchandise is appropriate to purchase this year in light of the COVID-19 crisis. We have existing merchandise on our website and we will decide over the summer period if we can purchase in 2020 merchandise.
- We will be holding a series of online events in the run up to Anti-Bullying Week to help start the conversation and help give you ideas about how to bring Anti-Bullying Week to life.