Anti-Bullying Week 2019

All Schools
'Change Starts With Us'

Anti-Bullying Week is an event that takes place during the second week of November in schools across the UK.

This year's Anti-Bullying Week has the theme 'Change Starts With Us' and is happening from Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November 2019.

See below for an extract from the Anti-Bullying Alliance website:

'Small change. Big difference.

Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone. Because together, we can challenge bullying. Change starts with a conversation. It starts with checking in. It starts with work together.

Change starts here.
Change starts now.
Change starts with us.

This year the goal is to inform schools and settings, children and young people, parents and carers to know that it takes a collective responsibility to stop bullying. We are excited for this campaign as we want to create empowering, positive messages addressing the fact that when it comes to bullying CHANGE STARTS WITH US!'

Odd Socks Day - Tuesday 12th November

What is it?

Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!

All you have to do to take part is wear odd socks to your school or workplace, it couldn’t be simpler! There is no pressure to wear the latest fashion or to buy expensive costumes so why not take part!

You do not have to raise money to participate - the most important thing is the message of Odd Socks Day. If any money is raised, it would be a great idea if it can be donated to a charity that works to prevent and tackle bullying (e.g. Anti-Bullying Alliance, NSPCC, Barnados, Children in Need, Action for Children, etc.)

What are you doing in your team to make a change?

If you take part in Anti-Bullying Week 2019, please share your plans by emailing clare.pike@oxfordshire.gov.uk or Tweeting @OCC_Be_Kind