This month to mark November’s Anti Bullying Week we’ve been producing lots of blogs to help you teach all about bullying in the classroom. We’ve covered lots of areas, from how to prevent cyberbullying in your school, through to all manner of websites you can use to help teach anti bullying. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
It’s November, which brings with it not only the falling of the leaves and Fireworks Night, but also Anti Bullying Week from the 16th to the 20th of November. It’s important that, as a teacher, you not only help deal with bullying from an authoritative perspective but also help teach students how to act when confronted by intimidating behaviour. Cyberbullying in particular is an ever-growing problem, with social networks and email offering semi-anonymous tools for pupils to talk about one another, or even upload private footage and images. Here are our top tips for reducing cyberbullying in your school.
This week is Anti-Bullying Week, an annual UK-wide campaign to highlight the issue in schools.
Here are 7 great resources to help you discuss the problem of bullying with your pupils.
Multimedia resources from Bullying UK
This interactive video allows you to choose your own path through a common bullying situation in school. The viewer decides between from various options, and sees those choices play out.
Bullying UK have also made an embeddable button you can add to your website or VLE that allows your pupils to talk in confidence about bullying to the Family Support team online.
A School Assembly PowerPoint from The Guardian Teacher Network
Download this free presentation, containing tips on creating school assemblies on the issue of cyberbullying, looking at the themes, key aims and definitions.
A free ebook download
Get ‘Finding Your Inner Cherokee’ by Siobhan Curham for free by clicking here . The book is full of case studies, exercises and advice to help inspire and empower victims of bullying.
Lesson plans, roadshows and resources from The Anti-Bullying Alliance
The Anti-Bullying Alliance established Anti-Bullying Week, and host a wide range of resources and lesson plans on their website, along with details on events aimed at tackling bullying, held throughout the year.
Cyberbullying: A Need To Know Guide from Webanywhere
Online technology has changed the nature of bullying – with social networks, bullying is no longer limited to the schoolyard, and is something children often have to deal with at home. Cyberbullying is a growing problem, and one all schools need to know how to deal with. Webanywhere, with help from e-Safety Adviser’s Alan Mackenzie, have put together a free guide to tackling Cyberbullying in school, full of practical tips on implementing anti-bullying policies. If you would like a copy of the guide, please contact us.