Anti-Bullying Week this year is 16-20 November. Organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, this year’s theme is ‘Make a Noise about Bullying!’ The campaign calls on the school community to take action to stop the bullying of all children and young people, including disabled children and those with special educational needs.
Over the coming weeks, schools across Poole will be getting involved in the anti-bullying campaign by putting on a host of awareness activities, workshops and assemblies.
Further work to address the issue of bullying is being undertaken by Poole’s Youth Parliament members and Dorset Police’s Safer Schools and Communities Team.
Conservative Councillor for Hamworthy East ward Mike White, who hold the Borough of Poole Cabinet Portfolio for Children, Young People and Capital Projects, said: “Anti-Bullying Week helps to highlight the impact of bullying on children and young people in schools, communities and online. We take bullying extremely seriously, and hope that the work being done in our schools and with our partner organisations will bring children and young people, teachers, parents and carers together with the aim to help stop bullying.”
To find out more about all aspects of bullying, visit Poole’s online Family Information Directory page Staying Safe.