This year, the Anti-Bullying Alliance are the official organisers for Anti-Bullying Week, taking place on Monday 16th - Friday 20th November. This year the theme is United Against Bullying.
Odd Socks Day
The week is kicking off with Odd Socks Day on Monday which encourages young people and adults to wear odd socks to school or work. This is being supported by Andy and the Odd Socks Band along with celebrity guest stars Mo Farah and Anne- Marie. You’ll also be able to watch the odd socks assembly and listen to the new charity single.
The website has also put together a School Pack and Competition page which gives instructions on how to share the best pictures and videos from your school taking part in Odd Socks Day. The winner will be announced at the end of the week. This page also provides schools with posters and flyers to put up around the grounds. Don’t forget to share the hashtag #OddSocksDay
Other Activities and Resources
The rest of the week has plenty of activities lined up, including The Puzzle Piece Pledge which involves sharing what work you’re doing for anti-bullying week through twitter. There’s a Facebook Live event for parents and carers which will include discussions from Kidscape and SafetoNet. As well as this, you can use the hashtag #agoodfriendis and share on twitter what you believe a good friend is to the rest of the world. You can find out more about these activities and what you can do on social media to support here:
Showing your support this anti-bullying week
You can join the hundreds of other schools and sign up as a supporter to this year’s anti-bullying week. Signing up will give you a certificate from the Anti-Bullying Alliance which you can put up in your school to show your support