This week, Bradway Primary School will be supporting the Anti Bullying Alliance's (ABA) Anti Bullying Week.Every year ABA coordinate national
Anti-Bullying Week; a week where children and young people, schools,
parents and carers come together with one aim: to stop bullying for all.
This year they are calling on the school community to take
action to stop the bullying of ALL children and young people – including
disabled children and those with special educational needs – children
who are significantly more likely to experience bullying in schools and
the wider community.
Anti-Bullying Week provides an opportunity for us to talk openly about the effects of bullying on the lives of children and young people and take action to stop it.
Despite significant improvements to how schools tackle bullying of pupils, some groups of children and young people are still more likely to be bullied than others.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) has been co-ordinating Anti-Bullying Week for over ten years and thanks to the enthusiasm of children and young people, and school staff, the week is now firmly established in the school calendar.
ABA defines bullying as the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person by another, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological.
The aims for Anti-Bullying Week 2014 are:
To stop the bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs by equipping schools, colleges and youth services leaders with resources to encourage youth led anti-bullying initiatives that encourages inclusive attitudes amongst children and young people.
To educate those who support and work with children to recognise those who may be particularly vulnerable to bullying - encouraging an inclusive approach to all anti-bullying education.
To ensure the school and wider community understand that the use of any discriminatory language is wrong and will not be tolerated.
Children will be involved in assemblies through the week and Learning for life sessions will focus on the themes outlined above.
Please talk through these issues with your child at home and for further information, video clips and discussion points click the link below:
Many thanks for your continued support.