Anti-Bullying Week Resources

What is Anti-Bullying Week?

Anti-Bullying Week is run by the Anti-Bullying Alliance in England and Wales and in 2023, takes place between the 13th and 17th November. In 2023, the theme is “Make a Noise”, and starts with Odd Socks Day on the 13th November 2022 and ends with Friendship Friday on Friday the 17th November. On Odd Socks Day, children and adults are encouraged to wear odd socks to celebrate what makes each of us unique. Friendship Friday is all about celebrating friendships with others. You can find out more information about Anti-Bullying Week, on the Anti-Bullying Week website.

Anti-Bullying Week sends out a clear message to children and adults that bullying is not the norm, and is not something we have to accept or tolerate as a part of life. Bullying causes untold hurt and damage, which can be felt by people for years and sometimes, their whole lives. Anti-Bullying Week is all about empowering people to do something positive against the harm caused by bullying.

How do you define bullying?

The Anti-Bullying Alliance define bullying as, “Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online.”

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