Anti-Bullying Day at Herbert Morrison Primary School, Lambeth

Anti-Bullying Day at Herbert Morrison Primary School, Lambeth

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Anti-Bullying Day at Herbert Morrison Primary School, Lambeth

This week 16th-20th November is #antibullyingweek in England, coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. The theme is ‘Make a Noise about Bullying’. As part of our corporate responsibility, we are committed to working in partnership with our local communities and various charitable organisations.

Today we are supporting Herbert Morrison Primary School in Lambeth, in raising awareness on the impact of bullying this week as they partner with YoungMinds and Anti-Bullying Alliance.

Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn” – Herbert Morrison Primary School

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The pupils today are wearing blue to show that they are united against bullying. They will be learning all about bullying this week so their teachers know what to do to help stop and prevent it. Parents and carers have also been advised on how to talk about bullying with their children with anti-bullying tips provided by the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

The key aims of the week are…

  • To empower children and young people to make a noise about bullying – whether it is happening to them or to someone else, face to face or online;
  • To help parents and carers have conversations with their children about bullying – both as a way of preventing bullying, and to help children who are worried about bullying;
  • To encourage ‘talking schools’ where all children and young people are given a safe space to discuss bullying and other issues that affect their lives, and are supported to report all forms of bullying;
  • To equip teachers to respond effectively when children tell them they’re being bullied; and
  • To raise awareness of the impact of bullying on children’s lives if they don’t tell anyone it’s happening – or if they are not given appropriate support – with a focus on the impact on mental health.

According to the Anti-Bullying Alliance, National Children’s Bureau, and YoungMinds, nearly half of young people who were bullied at school experienced mental health issues including anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

Other findings from the report also show:

  • Almost two thirds of young people reported that they were bullied at school
  • A third of bullied young people avoid school or college as a way to cope
  • 70% of teachers feel ill-equipped to support children with mental health issues related to bullying

Here are a few images from Herbert Morrison Primary School

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Herbert Morrison Primary School: www.herbertmorrisonprimaryschool.co.uk/

Twitter: @HerbMorrPriSch

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