Anti-Bullying Week 2021: A Kind Word
Monday marked the start of Anti-Bullying Week 2021: a nice word, which ends on November 19. This is an annual UK event coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance in England and Wales. The week aims to raise awareness about the prevalence and nature of bullying, which could make children feel empowered to report bullying in their own lives, as well as how to mitigate and address this behavior. Last year 7.5 million children and youth were affected by their school’s celebration of Anti-Bullying Week. This readily shows the massive reach and impact of the event, especially since research shows that around 1 child in each class is bullied every day.
Andy Day, an Anti-Bullying Alliance patron of CBeebies fame, and his band ‘Andy and the Odd Socks’ showed their support with the release of the honorary song: ‘One Kind Word’, a song upbeat, informative and motivating melody on the endless blood impacts of a kind word. To kick off the occasion, the “Odd Socks Day” took place on the 15th; many children appreciated the opportunity to wear colorful and eerie socks to school to demonstrate that each person’s individuality and unique personal expression should be celebrated.
The theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week was chosen to be “One Kind Word” to highlight the importance of acts of kindness, especially in the post-lockdown climate. The Anti-Bullying Alliance preaches that kindness can reverse the cycle of bullying and the contagious nature of negativity by sowing hope and hopefully making someone feel less alone or move on. a better day. Caring interaction would have the total potential to fuel further friendship progression. They encourage us to aim to deliver a kind word for Anti-Bullying Week, even as far as a greeting or a request for how someone is feeling.
Teachers can get involved in Anti-Bullying Week by downloading and implementing educational resources or assemblies, tailored to specific age groups, respectively, offered by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. In addition, the Alliance suggests adopting a review of the anti-bullying policy in their school, setting up peer support programs and coming up with ideas for making breaks safer and more student-friendly. vulnerable.