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.
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
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.