The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2018 was ‘Choose Respect’ and it ran from 12th – 16th November 2018.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance had a consulted with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Alliance and “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.” – www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
Our Key Stage 3 pupils met for an important assembly last week as part of Anti-Bullying Week 2018. They all contributed positively, asking and answering lots of questions showing their understanding of the definition of the word ‘respect’.
When asked – “How do we respect ourselves?” the pupils came up with the following answers:
- Liking ourselves and who we are
- Thinking about the good things we do
- Believing in ourselves
- Knowing our self-worth
- Being comfortable with who we are
- Being positive
- Being proud of ourselves
- Forgiving ourselves when we make mistakes
- Taking care of ourselves.
They were then asked to describe “How can we respect others?” and they responded with:
- Treating other people how we would like to be treated ourselves
- Being helpful
- Being polite, saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’
- Listening to what other people have to say
- Caring about others
- Understanding that we are all different but we are all the same
- Respecting each other’s beliefs, cultures or religious beliefs
- Offering to help and support someone
- Valuing others.