Anti-Bullying Week happens in schools across England each November. This year’s Anti-Bullying Week has the theme Change Starts With Us and is happening from Monday 11th November – Friday 15th November 2019.

The campaign is the brain child of the National Children’s Bureau delivered through the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

The theme: Change Starts With Us

We have worked with over 1,000 children and young people to decide the theme for this year. The theme aims are as follows:

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!

2018 Campaign – The results

The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2018 was: ‘Choose Respect’ and it ran from 12th – 16th November 2018 and it was the biggest Anti-Bullying Week yet!  Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online.  The results of research show:

  • 82% of teachers and 80% of pupils agree that Anti-Bullying Week is a useful event in the school calendar
  • 91% of teachers and 96% of pupils agree that Anti-Bullying Week helps raise awareness of bullying
  • 81% of teachers and pupils agree that Anti-Bullying Week helps schools tackle bullying
  • 69% of teachers and 68% of pupils agree that Anti-Bullying Week helps to reduce bullying
  • 69% of teachers felt that they had the resources they needed to make Anti-Bullying Week happen in their school.

Why not get involved in this year’s campaign. You can download the logos and social media posts below. If you need any other file versions of the posts please email [email protected]

It’s never too soon to start planning so why not start now and today and don’t forget to use the following hash tags:

  • #AntiBullyingWeek
  • #OddSocks
  • #ChangeStartsWithUs