Anti-Bullying Week

16th November 2020
Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is happening next week, from Monday 16th – Friday 20th November.
 
This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge.
 
Anti-Bullying Week is no different. Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference.
 
We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying.
 
We are keen to use this special week as an opportunity to develop the children’s understanding of, for and about bullying. All children will engage in daily short sessions tackling some of the issues around bullying, at an age appropriate level. We will also take part in some extra activites; 
 
  • We will hold Odd Socks Day for Anti-Bullying Week on the Monday of Anti-Bullying Week (16th November). It’s an opportunity for you to express yourself and celebrate what makes us unique – by wearing odd or crazy socks! (No donation required)
Fenstanton and Hilton Primary community recognises that bullying, especially if left unaddressed, can have a devastating effect on individuals; it can create a barrier to learning and have serious consequences for mental wellbeing. By effectively preventing and tackling bullying, we aim to create safe, disciplined environment, where pupils are able to learn and fulfil their potential.
 
At home you can: 
  • Talk about your child’s understanding of the choices surrounding bullying behaviour 
  • Discuss the schools values: Respect, Kindness, Collaboration and honesty 
  • Talk about what to do if they think they, or someone else is being bullied – use the attached tips for parents and carers for extra guidance. 
  • Reinforce the importance of sharing any worries about anything that makes them feel bad.
  • Look at the anti-bulling alliance resources https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/parents-and-carers and enjoy the ‘odd socks song’ https://www.youtube.com/'Odd Socks Song'
With a focus on anti- cyber bulling in Key Stage 2, please take the opportunity to look at these materials from SafeToNet: As part of SafeToNet’s support of Odd Socks day SafeToNet is providing parents access to its award-winning app for FREE FOR 60 DAYS Use promo code ‘ABW2020’ . Visit https://safetonet.com/abw2020
 
We hope we can meet our aims of the week and have some fun doing it. This is such an important issue and best tackled together.