The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 was: United Against Bullying. Anti-Bullying Week took place on Monday 16th - Friday 20th November. Odd Socks Day marked the first day of Anti-Bullying Week. Last year 75% of schools in the country took part, reaching well over 7 million young people.
We worked with over 300 young people and 100 members of school staff to develop our theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020. Our Anti-Bullying Week 2020 manifesto for change:
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 had support from SafeToNet to help us bring Anti-Bullying Week to life. We held Odd Socks Day on the Monday of Anti-Bullying Week with the support of Andy Day and his band Andy and the Odd Socks, where children and adults wear odd socks to school or work to celebrate what makes us all unique.
We developed lots of resources about how we can unite against bullying for schools and other settings to use. You can find them here.
We hope you enjoyed Anti-Bullying Week this year. Remember, we’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying!