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The Anti-Bullying Alliance was was established by the NSPCC and the National Children's Bureau in 2002 and is hosted by the National Children's Bureau.
Anti-Bullying Week is held annually in the 3rd week in November, it's aim is to raise awareness of bullying of children and young people and to highlight ways of preventing bullying.
Once again, this will kick off with Odd Socks Day on Monday 14th November with children and adults wearing odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique.
Year after year, this week has garnered more support. With more of an understanding of and focus on the importance of mental health in young (and old) people, it's gained momentum over the years since it began.
In 2021 80% of schools in England and Wales marked the week, reaching over 7.5 million children and young people.
This years' theme is; Reach Out. This came about through a consultation with teachers and pupils by the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
They wanted at theme to empower them to do something positive to counter the harm caused by bullying. Something we can all get behind.
Take a look at Anti-Bullying Week Reach Out for more information.
It's great that, as parents, we have a greater awareness of the issues of bullying. It would be fantastic if it wasn't a concern, but we have to be realistic that children can be bullied and suffer significantly as a result.
There are things we can to help our children, though. We have a key role to play in guiding and supporting them through the school years and keeping them safe from bullying.
Access more tools in the Anti-Bullying Week parent pack.
We take bullying very seriously at Barracudas. We always take action at the earliest possible stage if any level of bullying behaviour seems to be developing during our camp sessions. We communicate our codes of conduct clearly with children at camp and always encourage inclusivity and kindness.
We fully support the ‘Reach Out’ campaign and actively promote these themes at our camps.
We'll be wearing our odd socks, supporting anti-bullying week and celebrating our uniqueness on Monday 14th November!