Say Goodbye To Bullying
On any ordinary school day, its shocking to find that around 16,000 young people aged 11-15 are absent because of bullying. This week, the traumatic word has dominated our news feeds, with plenty of recognisable faces supporting anti-national campaigns. Although research suggests that percentages have dropped over the last decade (unfortunately only 5%), the online form is on the rise. No child should ever have to suffer in fear, and even one child bullied is one too many, so with Anti-Bullying week upon us, we're offering our own teaching tips, resources and advice to tackle it full force in the classroom, playground or at home...
Antibullyingweek.comoffers plenty of fantastic lesson plans for why it is important to stand up for an issue that you believe in. These are designed for key stages of all ages, and cover ideas such as 'The power of a group' and 'Speaking out'. Each downloadable file consists of a full hours teaching, materials needed and all the information you would need to educate your class on the effects of bullying.
TEShave a great range of videos from Teachers TV including personal experiences, violence and the different forms of bullying - with resources for both primary and secondary.
NSPCC has downloadable reports, qualitative studies and further explorations of bullying for you to look at. Although these may be a little full on for your pupils, it is good for you to read up on the subjects so that you can understand them in more depth. With bullying taking on newer forms such as cyber and text, it's important that we are completely clued up so we can notice the signs and put a stop to it before further damage is made.
Stopbullying.govsheds a different light on learning about bullying by offering a range of downloadable/printable games. The 'What happens next?' game is particularly useful in helping children to understand how to seek help from others. The short video clips display a scene from school and the viewers must decide how to react.
Antibullyingalliance.org.ukThis website includes resources suitable for Key stage 1 and 2 on the themes such as: Homophobic bullying, cyber bullying, gender related bullying & religious bullying.
YouTubeBeatBullying is an international bullying prevention charity working and campaigning to make bullying unacceptable, on the ground in the UK and across Europe. They offer plenty of informative interviews, video clips and charity events to help you and your pupils support anti-bullying.
Pinterest This platform has thousands of amazing pins to help you educate your children on bullying. From downloadable books, to classroom projects, Pinterest has it all covered. Create your own school board and let parents and pupils add to it whenever they like.
Actionwork.com is one of the leading providers of anti-bullying training in the UK. As part of their anti-bullying activities they have developed a series of creative anti-bullying workshops for schools and other institutions to choose from.
Bulliesout.comhas innovative and interactive workshops with training that provides understanding, prevention and positive practical solutions which enable youth to understand bullying in more depth.
BBChas a range of information for parents on how to identify and help protect your child against bullying in school.
Kidscape.orgare a small organisation committed to sharing our insights and techniques with other organisations. They providing training, support and advice to children, parents, schools and those in professional contact with young people, we enable them to gain knowledge and develop the confidence and skills to challenge abuse and bullying in all its forms.
Besomeonetotell.org.ukoffers advice on how to help children that have been a victim of bullying, as well as articles on spotting the signs, different perspectives and building self-confidence.