Anti-Bullying Week 2018

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
  • Binge 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.