Here are ten ideas to help your school make Anti-Bullying Week a big success:
1. Get students, staff, parents and carers to wear an Anti-Bullying Week sticker or pin badge to show your whole school community is serious about tackling bullying.
2. Encourage students to write a poem, play or song about their experiences of bullying and put on a show during the week where everyone can perform.
3. Raise awareness about the week with an Anti-Bullying Message Board where students and adults can leave messages about the importance of Taking action together.
4. Make sure every computer at school has an ABA Anti-Bullying Week screensaver or desktop background designed by our competition winners.
5. Cut leaf shapes and a large tree shape from coloured paper and encourage students to write suggestions of how to help someone who is being bullied on each leaf and pin them to the tree. Do the same thing with balloons, flowers, jigsaws or kite shapes and display the group message: Taking action together.
6. Encourage local shops and other places where students spend time outside school to display the Anti-Bullying Week poster.
7. Get students, teachers and parents together to write or review the anti-bullying policy for your school.
8. Get the whole school community to 'buddy up' and share ideas for taking action against bullying, including children and young people, parents and carers, local people, and school staff. Say thank you to students for their contributions to Anti-Bullying Week activities with ABA animated hologram rulers.
9. Put together storyboards and cartoons about taking action against bullying using photos with thought and speech bubbles and captions. You could do it on the computer or even using specially designed Anti-Bullying Week pencils and hologram rulers. The storyboards can be used to encourage students to think about ways to stop bullying and not be a bystander.
10. Create an Anti-Bullying Week newsletter, with pictures, stories, poems and accounts of how people stop bullying in your organisation or school. Then spread the word and distribute it to adults in your community.