The theme for this year's Anti-Bullying Week is to choose respect over bullying.
Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online.
The aims of this week are to support schools and clubs to help children and young people, school staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand:
• The definition of respect
• That bullying is a behaviour choice
• That we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other
• That we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online
Respect – We Only Do Positive
This years Anti-Bullying Week theme promotes similar messages to The FA Respect Campaign – We Only Do Positive. Find out full information about this campaign by clicking here.
Download The FA Anti-Bullying Policy Here
To find out more on Anti Bullying Week and the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance go to: www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/
For direct support in dealing with bullying issues within youth football please first contact your Club Welfare Officer or Richard Hughes, Designated Safeguarding Officer, Durham FA - 0191 3872929 (Option 1)
Other organisations providing support and advice
www.childline.org.uk or Tel 0800 1111 – provide advice and support for Children & Young People 24/7.
Together we can make ‘Football Safe – Not Sorry’