Anti-Bullying Week 2022 is taking place from Monday 14th to Friday 18th November and this year’s theme is ‘Reach Out’.
It may feel like our children seem do the opposite of what we say and do, but deep down, they are soaking up our actions like a sponge. So if we want our children to speak out against bullying behaviour and support others who are affected by it, that means we have to set a good example.
If your children see you being polite to others and demonstrating respectful behaviour, they will do the same. If they see you Reaching Out to help others, they will follow and do the same. We need to bring more empathy into the world and impact people in a more positive and uplifting way. Spreading a ripple of kindness begins with each and every one of us and will help make the world a better place. So, Reach Out today and help us make the world a better place for everyone.
We have developed a lot of resources and activities for schools to use during the week and hopefully your child’s school will take part, but Parents and Carers play a vital part in dealing with bullying behaviour too; how to recognise if it is happening, knowing how to support your child, how to work with the school and more. Our Information Brochure for parents is a valuable resource full of positive steps to help keep your child safe and to help you deal with bullying behaviour.
As a Parent or Carer, you have a unique role to play in guiding and supporting your child through their school years and there are lots of positive steps you can take to help keep your child safe from bullying behaviour and harm. One of the steps is knowing when to Reach Out to ask for support.