Bullying

Choose kind

'Be the nice kid' is a heartwarming film about the importance of kindness, made by children in an Aberdeenshire school.

Children at Dunnottar School in Stonehaven are urging people to "choose kindness". The students act out a range of scenes in which a pupil has the courage to intervene when a child is being bullied, which is intercut with a performance of the song A Million Dreams from the hit film, The Greatest Showman.

The video starts with a simple plea from the students: "Be the nice kid."

The Inclusive anti-bullying programme

This study evaluated the impact of the INCLUSIVE programme, which extends previous school environment interventions to add a “restorative practice” approach – increasingly popular but never before subject to a randomised controlled trial in schools.

Rise above for schools

Rise Above for Schools from Public Health England provides free PSHE resources that support secondary school teachers when promoting positive health, wellbeing and resilience among young people aged 11 to 16.

By including video content co-created by young people for young people, Rise Above for Schools is designed to help facilitate open and informed conversations with students on a range of sometimes challenging areas of PSHE education.

All Together

The Anti-Bullying Alliance has launched All Together, a free programme to reduce bullying in schools. Schools who sign up will be able to access:

• An online hub through which they are supported to create an anti-bullying action plan

• Targeted resources to help tackle bullying

• The All Together Pupil Wellbeing Questionnaire

• Online CPD-certified training for all staff, including a module on cyber-bullying

Updated DfE guidance

The DfE have updated their guidance on bullying. The main guidance document is for:

• school leaders • school staff • governing bodies

There are additional guidance documents covering:

• how schools can prevent and respond to cyber bullying aimed at headteachers and staff

• how parents and carers can prevent and respond to cyber bullying aimed at children and young people

Find the guidance at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-and-tackling-bullying

Antibullying round up for 2014

Anonymous's picture

Antibullying week is coming up on 17-21 November. You'll find lots of resources on the official Anti-bullying alliance website  http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/send-resources but if you are looking for more ideas we've uploaded a few favourite lesson ideas here.There is a great KS2-4 lesson plan on bullying and disability which comes from the charity Beat Bullying- thank you! Plus some resources from the US - a KS2-4 lesson about being a bystander,  some lessons about cyberbullying and lastly some resources to tackle the problem of bullying between girls.

Read the latest research on bullying and anti-bullying programmes

Jean Gross's picture

This 2013 research round up looks at recent research on bystanders, bully/victims and the impact of different anti-bullying programmes.

Looking for ideas for things to do for anti-bullying week this year?

Jean Gross's picture

This resource round up has links to some of the best anti-bullying resources we have found - Powerpoints, lesson plans and films.

Ready-made lesson starters/interactive activities/posters/film clips for anti-bullying week

Julie Casey's picture

This brilliant Powerpoint , created for the SEAL Community by Julie Casey, provides highly engaging, thought-provoking starting points for anti-bullying lessons or assemblies. Suitable for KS2 and 3.

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