The theme of Reach Out came about following consultation with teachers and pupils by the Anti-Bullying Alliance which coordinates Anti-Bullying Week every year in England and Wales. Teachers and children wanted a theme that empowered them to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying behaviour causes.
Following the success of the campaign in 2021 – when a jaw-dropping 80% of schools marked the week reaching over 7.5 million children and young people – Anti-Bullying Week will remind everyone whether it’s in school, at home, in the community or online, to Reach Out and show each other the support we need.
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.
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.