Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by the Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum and takes place from the 14th-18th November and is supported by Translink. NIABF is an interagency group hosted by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) NI and funded by the Department of Education.
Schools and youth groups across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to get involved with Anti-Bullying Week 2016 #AntiBullyingWeekNI
The focus of the campaign will be on the theme of ‘Together We Are Stronger’ and will seek to encompass the following:
- ‘What does it mean to have strength of character?’ – Encouraging children and young people to understand the nature of power in relationships – both on and offline; supporting them to identify personal attributes that give people strength and influence, and to understand the ways in which bullying behaviour is an abuse of this influence.
- ‘How can we use our combined strength positively?’ – supporting children and young people to take personal and collective action against all forms of bullying; Identifying how we can use our strength together to have more effective responses to end bullying.
- ‘How can we empower parents and carers to work with schools and youth groups to tackle bullying?’ – practical advice on how to improve communication in order to take action against all forms of bullying e.g. Understanding the law, education on issues such as cyber bullying, places to go for help etc.
FREE RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS & YOUTH GROUPS
As in previous years, schools and other organisations working with young people are being encouraged to register online to receive a free resource pack. This will include presentations, activity plans, project briefs and ABW16 themed posters. Registration only takes a couple of minutes, simply visit http://www.endbullying.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/register-interest/ and complete the short registration form.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S COMPETITION – Get Creative!
Following our hugely successful competition last year, which attracted almost 3000 entries, NIABF will again be running a competition for children and young people. This activity provides an excellent opportunity to engage a large number of young people, focusing on raising awareness of this important issue.
For details on the competition, including information on age groups and how to submit entries, please click here.
Closing Date – Friday 7 October 2016