Highlights of 2015

In 2015, the theme was ‘Make a Noise about bullying’ with the #antibullyingweek.

Here is a short film about what we achieved in Anti-Bullying Week 2015:

We want to say a big:

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To all those who supported our week. It was a huge success and we were so proud of all the activity from young people, schools, parents and many many more organisations and individuals that help each year to make Anti-Bullying Week such an incredible and diverse week.

We are currently conducting a thorough evaluation of the week and will come back soon with our highlights of the week. Thanks!

The key aims of Anti-Bullying Week 2015 were...

  • To empower children and young people to make a noise about bullying – whether it is happening to them or to someone else, face to face or online;

  • To help parents and carers have conversations with their children about bullying – both as a way of preventing bullying, and to help children who are worried about bullying;

  • To encourage ‘talking schools’ where all children and young people are given a safe space to discuss bullying and other issues that affect their lives, and are supported to report all forms of bullying;

  • To equip teachers to respond effectively when children tell them they’re being bullied; and

  • To raise awareness of the impact of bullying on children’s lives if they don’t tell anyone it’s happening – or if they are not given appropriate support – with a focus on the impact on mental health.

Our partner

The Anti-Bullying Alliance worked in partnership with Barclays for Anti-Bullying Week 2015.

Bullying and mental health

This Anti-Bullying Week we worked in partnership with YoungMinds to raise awareness of the impact of bullying on mental health.

Our press release shared new statistics relating to the impact of bullying on mental health - with young people, teachers and GPs calling for more support for children impacted by bullying.

We have launched a new short guide for GPs on the subject of bullying in partnership with YoungMinds.

We have also published Focus on Bullying and Mental Health which outlines research from across the world about the links between bullying and mental health.

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