Anti-Bullying week - 2017

This year's Anti-Bullying week runs from 13 to 17 November

All different, all equal

The key aims of the week are 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

Resources from the Anti-Bullying Alliance to support your campaign:

Find out more about the campaign and download the official logo. The Anti-Bullying Alliance has produced resources for schools to support you with your Anti-Bullying Week campaigns including a pack for primary and a pack for secondary schools.

Anti-Bullying Week 2017 - resources from Stonewall

Primary lesson (pdf format, 67Kb) – a lesson to explore gender stereotyping based on the book “ Are You a Boy or a Girl” by Sarah Savage and Fox Fisher

Secondary Assembly (pdf format, 981Kb) – a powerpoint with a focus on transphobia and transphobic bullying

Anti-Bullying Week in Oxfordshire

To help you plan for Anti-Bullying Week 2017

Anti-Bullying competition sponsored by the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board

This year we are running two competitions that support this year’s theme “All Different, All Equal”. Please see this flyer (pdf format, 222Kb) for more details.

Secondary Youth Conference – Friday 17 November

This conference aims to support schools with preventing and tackling LGBT bullying and promoting LGBT inclusion. This is a particular focus for the Oxfordshire Anti-Bullying Strategy due to indications from our local online survey that LGBT children and young people are more likely to feel unsafe at school and to experience higher levels of bullying. The Youth Conference will provide an opportunity for delegations of 4 young people and an adult from secondary schools to come together to learn how to tackle LGBT bullying and to share good practice already going on in Oxfordshire schools. Please see flyer (pdf format, 308Kb) for more details including how to book.

Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training

This successful and popular scheme has been running since November 2012. The aim of Oxfordshire Anti-Bullying Ambassadors is:

  • To provide children and young people with the confidence, skills and resources to help tackle bullying and promote an environment where bullying is less likely
  • To establish a network of schools and settings in order to share good practice and provide further support and resources

We are running a primary ambassador event on Thursday 16 November. This event is already fully booked but more training will be running later in the academic year. We will also be running a secondary ambassador event at Chiltern Edge on Monday 19 February 2018. Please see flyer (pdf format, 289Kb) for more details including how to book.  To sign up to the Anti-Bullying network so that you are notified of future training events please e-mail anti-bullying@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Oxfordshire bullying survey

We have reviewed and updated our bullying survey in time for Anti-Bullying Week. We recommend this as a crucial Anti-Bullying activity that will allow you to set baselines, measure impact and consult young people;

Please note if you want to run a survey in your school you can be provided with an individual survey link on survey monkey for your students to complete. Both secondary and primary schools can have separate links for year groups if requested. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and you will then be provided with a PDF summary of your results including the responses to open questions. Results for individual year groups and combined results can be provided.  Your data will not be shared on an individual basis but will contribute to county data to help us plan how to tackle bullying more effectively. If you want more information about the survey and how to participate please contact jo.brown@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

The lessons can stand alone but we also recommend that these are used to introduce and before running the survey in order to ensure that your results are accurate:

Example survey links.

NB: do not use these links – contact anti-bullying@oxfordshire.gov.uk for your school's individual link.

An example Year F-3 that could be used to find out experience of younger children

Essential tools and templates for effective management of bullying

Anti-Bullying Week is an opportunity to review your Anti-Bullying policy and practice and to involve children and parents/carers in this process. The following tools and templates will support this process and additional materials can be accessed on the policy and guidance section of the Anti-Bullying Web Pages

Core Oxfordshire templates, guidance and toolkits for managing bullying effectively.

 Oxfordshire web pages for parent and carers