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About Anti-Bullying Week 2017

Anti-Bullying Week logo

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and takes place this year from 13th - 17th November and is supported by SafeToNet.

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is 'All Different, All Equal' with the aims:


This Anti-Bullying Week we want to:

  • empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique

  • help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
  • encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality
  • enable teachers and other children’s workforce professionals to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ and celebrate difference and equality. Encouraging them to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves.

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How can you get involved in Anti-Bullying Week 2017?

  • Children can nominate their teacher/member of school staff for our annual Power for Good Award

  • Download the official Anti-Bullying Week 2017 logos and share on your websites and newsletters

  • Access our free Anti-Bullying Week lesson and assemblies ideas and other useful resources

  • Display the official Anti-Bullying Week 2017 Poster

  • This year we are working closely with Diana Award to create resources to help you ensure your plans are led by young people [available from September]

  • Share your Anti-Bullying Week plans and activities online (@ABAonline) using #AntiBullyingWeek #AllDifferentAllEqual

  • Raise much needed funds for the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance

  • Order Anti-Bullying Week merchandise

  • Celebrate what makes you and others All Different, All Equal

A word from our members: 

The main success of Anti-Bullying Week is that it has got all parties – young and old, media, parliament and celebs to take the issue of bullying seriously. It’s been a useful tool to empower schools to take part and highlight the issue of bullying in assemblies and in lessons...without it I think that schools may forget 

Alex Holmes, Diana Award

Anti-Bullying Week is important in bringing everyone in the sector together with a single strong message as part of a national concerted effort. Smaller charities are also able to benefit from the week, by using it to promote their own missions with coverage that may not have been achieved otherwise 

James Robinson, Mencap

Our sponsors SafeToNet:

SafeToNet is an e-safety company that uses artificial intelligence to support and encourage children and young people to use the internet safely. To ensure children’s safety it can automatically recognise and block harmful incoming and outgoing messages sent and received by children on social networks and messaging apps. It can identify and block cyberbullying, abuse, sexting and other predatory risks.