Anti-Bullying week - 2018

This year's Anti-Bullying week runs from 12 to 16 November

Choose respect

The aims of this week are to support schools and other settings to help children and young people, school staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand:

  • The definition of respect
  • That bullying is a behaviour choice
  • That we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other
  • That we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online

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 schools, a pack for secondary schools, an odd socks day pack, a restorative thinking pack and a pack for involving students.

Anti-Bullying Week in Oxfordshire

To help you plan for Anti-Bullying Week 2018

Secondary Youth Conference – Friday 16 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 Youth conference flyer (pdf format, 303Kb) for more details including how to book.

Oxfordshire’s Anti-Bullying Charter

Anti-Bullying Week is an opportunity to sign up for Oxfordshire’s Anti-Bullying Charter.  Oxfordshire’s Anti-Bullying Charter was launched in February 2018 to support schools to strengthen their response to bullying and ensure the voices of children and families are always heard. To date more than 70 schools have signed up. By signing up for the Charter your school is making a declaration to all stakeholders that bullying is taken seriously and that robust measures are in place to address bullying.  A framed copy of the charter is provided for you to display in your school reception Click here to see the full list of pledges that make up the charter and contact jo.brown@oxfordshire.gov.uk to receive your copy.

Oxfordshire bullying survey

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