Highlights of 2012

We are extremely grateful to everyone that suppored Anti-Bullying Week 2012 and made it such a huge success.


Highlights of the week

Anti-Bullying Alliance Parliamentary Reception  To celebrate Anti-Bullying Week and mark the 10th Anniversary of the Anti-Bullying Alliance we held a Parliamentary Reception hosted by Jessica Lee MP.  Young people from the Young Mayor team, the volunteer police cadets, Council for Disabled Children and Changing Faces presented on their experiences and gave their priorities for future anti-bullying work.  We produced a briefing paper outlining our current calls to government  in relation to anti-bullying work to support the event and have sent  this to over one hundred MPs and Lords that have expressed a particular interest in anti-bullying work.

Anti-Bullying Alliance live web TV show with Made in Chelsea's Millie Mackintosh.  On the 15th November we filmed a live web TV show with Millie discussing her own experiences of bullying, with advice for children and young people.  It is available for use in assemblies and workshops with children and young people.

Football Association Tesco Skills programme worked in partnership with ABA to give a wristband and information flyer to over 26,000 young people taking part in their football skills workshops across the country. We were also delighted to have a show of support from Totteham Hotspur's  Emmanuel Adbayor:



Tottenham Hotspur included a great spread on Anti-Bullying Week, including sources of information and advice in their match programme during the week.

Our ABW2012 Official Film  What Happened to J?, produced by Film Creatives, is a short film (for secondary schools) that can be purchased and follows a young girl who has aspirations of being an actress, but is being bullied by her jealous schoolmates.

Radio 4 Today Programme: Thought for the Day We were delighted that the ABA Anti-Bullying Week 2012 poll highlighting the effect of bullying on achievement was used as a theme for Thought for the Day on Tuesday 20th November.  You can read the transcript here.

The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme held a fantastic event to mark the week and have made a video of the highlights.

Respectme - the Scottish anti-bullying organisation launched a new film in support of the week. They are asking people to watch the film and if you agree with what it says about bullying you can share on Facebook or Twitter.

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