Children will be asked to tackle topics that make them think about their own behaviour and the behaviour of others towards them. It will also teach children about cyber-bullying and how to stay safe on the internet. There will also be a competition where children will be asked to help design a new campaign to stop bullying. The winner will have their e-poster distributed to all schools and it will be used by the SHAPE Programme to promote anti-bullying in the future.
Councillor Simon Hackett, cabinet member for children’s services was at Wodensborough Ormiston Academy to launch the activities for this year’s Anti-bullying Week. He said: “No child should be subjected to bullying and our schools in Sandwell all have strict policies and will not tolerate this sort of behaviour. Anti-bullying week gives us, schools and the police the chance to reinforce this message and educate children about what they can do if they are being bullied.
“I know this is high on every parents’ agenda and it is something the council the police and our local schools take very seriously.”
If you are a young person and affected by bullying please don’t keep it to yourself. Talk to an adult at your school, your family or call Childline on 0800 1111.