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Anti-Bullying Week takes place from

15th – 19th November 2021

and the theme 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. This is one of the reasons the Anti Bullying Alliance (which coordinates the campaign each year in England and Wales) has chosen ‘One Kind Word’ as the theme of Anti-Bullying Week this year.

Following the success of the campaign in 2020 – when a jaw-dropping 80% of schools marked the week reaching over 7.5 million children and young people – the Anti-Bullying Alliance asked over 400 young people, teachers, and parents, what they wanted from this year’s Anti-Bullying Week. Again and again, the young and not-so-young told us they wanted anti-bullying week to be about hope and the positive and kind things we can do to halt hurtful behaviour in its tracks.

Our Call To Action

  • Be Kind; Ask if someone is feeling okay. Are they having a good day?
  • It can be easy to follow a kindness ‘trend’ by posting online, but it is harder to commit to kindness in our daily words and actions. Take the time to be kind to others. One Kind Word really can make a difference, especially for those who may be struggling. It can be a turning point. It can make their day and it can help break the cycle of bullying.
  • Kindness fuels kindness. One kind word or one act of kindness leads to another. So, whoever you are, wherever you are, online or offline, remember one act of kindness can create a ripple effect that spreads outwards, touching the lives of others and inspiring kindness everywhere.
  • It starts with One Kind Word. It starts today.

Our Plans for Anti-Bullying Week

This year, as usual, we will be delivering our many workshops and training programmes in schools and youth settings.

Schools will be able to download free activity resources and purchase our activity kits.

Our Patron, Nigel Owens MBE is supporting the campaign and will also be helping to launch our new ‘Give 5’ Campaign.

For older children, social media is an important part of Anti-Bullying Week, and a great opportunity for schools to share with the education community how they’ve embraced the anti-bullying message. Research from the Anti-Bullying Alliance showed that last year, you helped #AntiBullyingWeek trend at No.1 on Twitter and reach over 44 million users on TikTok.

In the coming months we will: 

  • Provide primary and secondary resources and activities to help you in school and other settings.
  • Launch our ‘Give 5’ Campaign.
  • Launch our Anti-Bullying Week School Staff Award Wales (in partnership with the Anti-Bullying Alliance).
  • Provide tools for parents and carers.
  • Sell merchandise on our website.

You can keep informed and support Anti-Bullying Week by signing up to our mailing list or becoming a member of BulliesOut, and follow us on Social Media #AntiBullyingWeek

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Need to talk?

If you are being bullied or are concerned about someone who is, you can receive help and support from one of our trained Mentors through our e-mentoring service.

If you would like a Mentor to email you, please contact: mentorsonline@bulliesout.com

If you would rather speak to someone over the telephone, you can call Childline on: 0800 1111

For any community-related issues, such as anti-social behaviour, we would suggest contacting your landlord, the local police or your local environmental health department (where applicable), as we are unable to deal with these types of complaints.