Bullying remains one of the top concerns that parents have about their children’s safety and wellbeing; preventing and tackling bullying is fundamental to promoting wellbeing. Portsmouth’s Anti Bullying Guidance and Resource Pack for Schools (January 2018) provides a comprehensive range of information, resources and contacts to help schools develop effective anti-bullying practices. Further information is also available from the Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Partnership.
Anti-Bullying Week 2020
The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is: United Against Bullying. Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 16 – Friday 20 November and will start with Odd Socks Day to mark the first day of Anti-Bullying Week. Last year 75% of schools in the country took part, reaching well over 7 million young people.
Anti-Bullying Week resources for schools are available to download from the Anti-Bullying Alliance website.
Anti-bullying work needs to be ongoing as part of a whole school. Events such as anti-bullying week are a good way to further raise the profile of this work.
Portsmouth’s Anti Bullying Strategy 2018 – 2020 has been revised and approved by the Anti-Bullying Steering Group.
Stonewall, in partnership with Childnet, have produced a Staying Safe Online guide which is available for download from the Stonewall website. The guide covers practical strategies to best support all children and young people online, including those who identify as LGBT.