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Supporting Anti-Bullying Week 2017

Published: 13 Nov 2017

A spotlight on the scale and effect of bullying in schools

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme of Anti-Bullying Week 2017 is ‘all different, all equal’.

It acknowledges the simple fact that children and young people are too often bullied in schools because of their race, faith, gender, disability, sexual orientation or trans status, irrespective of whether those differences are real or perceived.

For information on how to tackle discriminatory bullying, see our top tips designed to assist schools and education authorities. 

The evidence

54 per cent of young people have been bullied at some point during their time in school or college
Across Britain, 6 per cent of young people experience bullying on a daily basis
​​​​​​​One in 3 pupils said they had been bullied because of their identity on a monthly or more frequent basis in the past year

There can be no place for bullying in schools if children and young people are to exercise their right to learn free from discrimination and to realise their potential. However, children and young people are not always confident that schools can provide the support they need …

This Anti-Bullying Week, we’re asking schools and education authorities to understand who is being bullied in their own schools and to take action to prevent and tackle this issue.

Let’s celebrate difference and help more children and young people feel safe and realise their potential.

To find out more please visit anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk