They also have good advice about using any resource in your work on bullying with children and young people which we would advise you to follow.
Choosing a resource
Bullying is a sensitive and complex area. There are are lots of ways of approaching the subject - and not everyone will agree on the best method. It may also be that a resource works well in one setting, with one group of children and young people, but works less well in another.
For this reason we would urge you to take the following steps when choosing an anti-bullying resource from this website, or from other sources.
- Make sure you familiarise yourself with the resource (e.g. if it’s a film – watch it all the way through
- Consider whether the resources may provoke strong reactions in any students, or may lead to difficult discussion. How will you manage these
- Consider whether you need to consult with parents and carers on using the resource
- Consider whether the resource is suitable for the age group you are working with
- Consider whether you need to adapt the resource in any way to make it suitable for the group or individuals you are working with.
Although SEAL materials have been archived Oxfordshire would still recommend their use for creating the emotional literacy and ethos where bullying is less likely. The SEAL Archive can still be accessed here.
Locally created resources
Primary Lesson/Activities – Adaptable for Key Stage 3
- Circle time anti-bullying lesson (doc format, 59Kb)
- Bystander drama lesson (pdf format, 31Kb)
- Assertive behaviours and risk assessment lesson (pdf format, 117Kb)
- Assertiveness poster (pdf format, 17Kb)
Animals - a play about bullying, suitable for KS 2 and 3
The ‘Animals’ play has been written to cover a number of themes and issues linked to bullying. The play, resources and lessons are suitable and adaptable to include Key Stage 3. Please contact the Anti-Bullying Co-ordinator if you would like further support with the play.
Cartoon strips linked to Animals play
- Theme: girls bullying and cyberbullying (jpg format, 760Kb)
- Theme: relationship bullying (jpg format, 668Kb)
- Theme: physical bullying and homophobic name calling (jpg format, 805Kb)
- Theme: bystander and young people taking action to stop bullying (jpg format, 803Kb)
Sharing good practice
Primary school examples
- New Marston parents leaflet (pub format, 1.6Mb)
- Generic parents leaflet - based on New Marston's leaflet (pdf format, 422Kb)
- Dunmore Primary School anti-bullying policy for children (doc format, 166Kb)
- Rose Hill Primary School anti-bullying policy (doc format, 77Kb)
- Rose Hill Primary School anti-bullying leaflet for parents/carers (doc format, 101Kb)
- Rosehill Primary School anti-bullying leaflet for children (doc format, 121Kb)
Other useful resources
- Tracking SEAL’s peaceful problem solving process: foundation to Year 6 (pdf format, 80Kb)
- Secondary SEAL anti-bullying (pdf format, 995Kb)
- Sample Parent/carer Anti-Bullying leaflet (pdf format, 422Kb)
If you have good practice examples or resources to share please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.