Anti-Bullying

Another bumper resource collection for Getting on/Learning to be together

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Here you will find:

Some classroom ideas for building a sense of community

Lessons in empathy: a nice primary lesson idea about welcoming a newcomer

Space Tortoise- a book to use for primary work on welcoming strangers

The Suitcase - A lovely picture book about kindness to strangers

A great primary/early secondary assembly Stop bullying with a tube of tooothpaste

Tackling hate speech

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Ideas on helping older primary and secondary pupiils to understand why we sometimes use hate speech-speech which attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or gender.

Blue eyes brown eyes

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This powerful activity for KS1 and 2 helps children think about prejudice, stereotyping and difference . It needs to be handled with care.This version of the activity was created by Hull Museums Education Service.

We're all wonders resource pack for work on valuing differences

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A pack of teaching resources to support work on the book by R.J. Palacio - Wonder, adapted for younger readers as We’re All Wonders. Recently turned into a film starring Julia Roberts, it tells the story of a boy called Auggie with a facial abnormality who struggles to make friends. The simpler version confine itself to how people stare at him and say unkind things behind his back, and how that makes him feel. In the more complex original, his parents have to shield him from this by educating him at home, but now he is about to start school and dreading it.

Resource: 

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.

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

Free online counselling services

Booth, from XenZone, is a cloud-based service aimed at children and young people. It uses experienced, accredited counsellors. Students sign up, choose an avatar to represent themselves and can book an online face to face session or a ‘drop in chat’ with their counsellor via texts and messaging. The service is available 365 days a year and in the evening and weekends as well as in the week. Schools can book staff from XenZone to come into school to explain the service on offer through powerful assemblies well-targeted to the challenges faced by different year groups.

Got some girls making each other's lives a misery?

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These lessons from The Ophelia Project in US help girls learn about 'relational aggression' -  the subtle tactics of social exclusion, spreading rumours and threats to withdraw friendship that are so common amongst girls. There are 6 lessons for each age group.

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