The Anti-Bullying Alliance has worked with young people and members of school staff to develop our theme for this year's Anti-Bullying Week: Make A Noise. Anti-Bullying Week 2023 will take place from Monday 13th to Friday 17th November and you can find out more about how to get involved at www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/antibullyingweek Our Anti-Bullying Week 2023 call to action is: Too often, we are silent when we see bullying take place, silent about the hurt bullying causes, and silent when we hear bullying dismissed as ‘just banter’. It doesn't have to be this way. Of course, we won’t like everyone and we don’t always agree, but we can choose respect and unity. This Anti-Bullying Week let’s come together to have discussions about what bullying means to us, how banter can turn into something more hurtful, and what we can do to stop bullying. Together, we can make a difference and take a stand against bullying. From the playground to Parliament, and from our phones to our homes, let’s make a noise about bullying.
You have the right to feel safe and happy at school. At Limes Farm Infant School and Nursery, we take bullying very seriously and ALWAYS want to know if you think someone is bullying you.
How can we help:
It's very important that you tell us if you think something bad is happening to you. Your parents and teachers will always want to help you.
What does bullying look like?
Persistent unwelcome acts might include:
Physical - hitting, kicking, tripping up, pinching, pushing or damaging property
Verbal – name calling, insults, teasing, ‘jokes’, mocking, taunting, gossiping, secrets and threats.
Non-verbal – staring, body language, gestures, posturing.
Indirect – excluding / leaving people out, spreading rumours and stories, emails, chat rooms, messaging phones, notes, making rude gestures or faces.
Racist - name calling, or negative comments about race, culture or religion.
Online bullying or Cyberbullying – any of those actions above that take place online through digital devices e.g., mobile phones, computers and tablets.