This week, James will be taking part in Anti-Bullying Week, and helping to raise awareness for children and young people of what to do if they experience bullying.
Anti-Bullying Week is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, established by the National Children's Bureau in 2002, with the vision of to stop bullying and to create safer environments in which children and young people can play and learn.
The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020; is United Against Bullying. Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 16th-Friday 20th November. Last year, 75% of schools in the country took part, reaching well over 7 million young people.
Schools across North West Norfolk are taking part in Anti-Bullying Week and will be looking at the question 'what makes a good friend?'; learning what to do if someone is being bullied and; learning the importance of being kind.
As part of Anti-Bullying Week, James took part in #Oddsocksday to raise awareness of Anti-Bullying Week and to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!
The Norfolk Youth Advisory Boards will also be holding their annual Norfolk Youth Against Bullying Conference in support of Anti-Bullying Week on 19th November.
The conference is designed for both young people and professionals, with short interactive workshops that can easily fit into the school or work day.
The conference will include expert guest speakers, youth-led sessions, and research-based presentations.
Topics covered will include tackling casual discrimination in school; re-approaching bullying; resilience training; cyber-bullying; bystander training; self-care for mental wellbeing; preventing anti-LGBTQ+ bullying; and more to be announced.
Attendees will receive a free goody bag with resources to support your anti-bullying work. The school with the most attendees will receive a special prize worth over £200!
Six tips for if you're being bullied:
- Tell someone you trust
- Keep a record of what's happening
- Don't retaliate
- Surround yourself with people who make you feel good
- Don't blame yourself- It's not your fault
- Be proud of who you are!
To find out more about Anti-Bullying Week please visit:https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week
To find out more or to attend the Norfolk Youth Against Bullying Conference please visit:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/norfolk-youth-against-bullying-conferenc…