Anti-Bullying Week 2020!

Anti-Bullying Week (16-20 November 2020) is now under two weeks away!

Our theme for 2020, ‘United Against Bullying’, offers the perfect opportunity to highlight all of your efforts in protecting and promoting the emotional and physical safety of children and young people in these difficult times.  Here’s a roundup of how to get involved…

Odd Socks Day
We are very excited to be bringing Odd Socks Day to Northern Ireland for the first time, on Monday 16th November! It is a chance for schools and organisations to celebrate Anti-Bullying Week in a positive way by asking young people to wear odd socks. Read about how your school or organisation can get involved in our Odd Socks Day Resource Pack.

Each year Andy and the Odd Socks write a toe tapping song for Odd Socks Day that helps bring the Anti-Bullying Week theme to life. This year’s song, ‘The Kids Are United’ featuring Princess K and Libera, launched this week and you can watch their fantastic new video here!

Andy Day will also be recording a live assembly for primary schools to share with pupils on Monday 16 November.  This exciting link up is facilitated by our sister organisation, Anti-Bullying Alliance England (ABA).  Visit our webpage next week to access your exclusive link!

Anti-Bullying Week Resources
This year’s Resource Pack is full of lesson plans, activities and assemblies for primary and post-primary aged pupils, available at the link below:
Creative Arts Competition
You can find details of our annual creative arts competition and how to enter here.  The competition is now open and the deadline for entries is Wednesday 16 December 2020.
ABW20 Posters 
Our NIABF poster pack should be delivered to every school in Northern Ireland this week!  You can also download the posters in English here and in Gaeilge here.
Social Media Toolkit
Our Social Media Toolkit can be downloaded here.  This will allow you to share your work with us and will be especially important to schools who want to enter the Odd Socks Day competition!
Our theme this year is ‘United Against Bullying’.  Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it.  By channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and ambitions, we can reduce bullying together.

We’re all a piece in the puzzle and, together, we’re united against bullying.