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13 Nov 2017

Smoothwall supports Anti-Bullying Week 2017

Coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) and supported by SafetToNet, Anti-Bullying Week takes place this year from 13th - 17th November.

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying across the nation and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. This year’s theme ‘All Different, All Equal ’ promotes difference and equality in each and every one of us and aims to:

  • empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique
  • help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
  • encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality
  • enable teachers and other children’s workforce professionals to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ and celebrate difference and equality. Encouraging them to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves.

Recent research conducted by Ditch The Label, as outlined in The Annual Bullying Survey 2017, found that in the UK, 50% of all young people have been bullied at some point in their lives, with at least 20% having been bullied in the past year alone.

It’s now more important than ever that as a nation we come together to help raise awareness and put a STOP to bullying. We wanted to get involved again this year, so we've taken part in #OddSocks Day, not only to help raise awareness but celebrate what makes us ‘All Different and All Equal’ this Anti-Bullying Week. 

If you’re being bullied or are perhaps concerned about someone you know being bullied, it’s important to seek help and advice from someone you trust. The ABA has some great tips on what you can do next. Alternatively, you can also call ChildLine for free, confidential advice and support on 0800 1111.

At Smoothwall, we’re committed to making the internet a safer place for children, which is why we have developed a solution which gives schools and educational organisations all the resources they need to monitor and help protect their students from cyberbullying.

Help give somebody a voice, contact us today for more information.

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