Anti-Bullying Week 2021: secondary school pack


A pack containing an assembly plan, lesson plan, and cross-curricular activity ideas that are designed to encourage secondary students to think about how we can unite to address bullying both online and offline.

Anti-Bullying Week 2021 is taking place from Monday 15th to Friday 19th November 2021. The week is run by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, and this year's theme is 'one kind word'.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance have created this resource pack for secondary schools, to help schools mark the week and educate pupils about bullying.

The resource pack includes:

  • an assembly plan
  • a lesson plan
  • cross-curricular activities
  • other activity suggestions

By taking part in these activities, students will:

  • know what bullying is
  • understand the school ethos about how we treat each other
  • understand how they can safely support other young people if they are being bullied
  • understand that kindness is important and can affect our lives for the good
  • know how to report bullying in your school

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • use with young people aged 11 to 16, but can be adapted for use with those over 16
  • use with whole classes or whole assembly groups

Please note that there is an error on page 2 of the resource that incorrectly states the resource is for Key Stage 1 and 2.

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Respectful relationships, including friendships

By the end of secondary school pupils should know:

● about different types of bullying (including cyberbullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders to report bullying and how and where to get help

Northern Ireland – Learning for Life and Work


KS3 pupils should have opportunity to:

● Explore the qualities of relationships including friendships

● Develop coping strategies to deal with challenging relationship scenarios

● Develop strategies to avoid and resolve conflict

Scotland – Health and Wellbeing

Relationships, sexual health and parenthood

All levels:

I am aware of the need to respect personal space and boundaries and can recognise and respond appropriately to verbal and non-verbal communication.  

Third and fourth levels:

I understand the importance of being cared for and caring for others in relationships, and can explain why.

Wales - Health and Wellbeing

Progression step 3

I can reflect on the characteristics of safe relationships and I can seek support when needed.

I can respect the rights of others and I understand how these impact on myself and others.


Progression step 4

I can consider the role of safety in relationships and I can identify where my safety or the safety of others is threatened and I know how to respond to this. 

I can exercise my own rights and respect those of others, and I can recognise that rights can be infringed.

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