Anti-bullying week 2015 - 16th - 25th November
Make a Noise about bullying and win tickets to see the classic musical, Wicked
Anti-bullying Alliance are excited to be working in partnership with Wicked to share the Make a Noise about bullying message through a prestigious and inspirational competition for children and young people in schools and colleges in England.
Cyber-bullying & Internet Safety
Parents from Nechells Pod, together with Birmingham’s Bullying Reduction Action Group (BRAG), have produced two advice leaflets for parents, the first of which was launched at the Nechells Olympics in June 2012. Read their blog post.
A copy of the leaflets (and a cyberbullying presentation for professionals) can be downloaded below:
LGBT + Inclusion
The Educate & Celebrate programme contains classroom resources for both Primary & Secondary with further links to policy & training information
Recent Citywide Training Events
Safer Internet Day 2015
Tuesday 10 February 2015
Link2ICT hosted a free event for Birmingham schools in collaboration with Birmingham City Council and the Bullying Reduction Action Group (BRAG).
SEN & disability: Developing effective anti-bullying practice
Monday 9th / Tuesday 10th February 2015
The Anti-Bullying Alliance worked with Birmingham City Council to deliver a one day training course, for any professionals working with children and young people, funded by the Department for Education
Evidence shows that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are significantly more likely to be bullied or victimised than those who don’t have any SEND.
You can also access free online training via the Anti-Bullying Alliance website:
Birmingham Anti-bullying Training: Raising standards by reducing the impact and incidence of bullying on vulnerable learners
27th January 2015
BRAG in Partnership with Achievement for All and the Anti-bullying Alliance
A programme for school-based staff drawing on existing and developing effective practice, and on expert advice to understand the distinct vulnerabilities of children with particular SEND, to bullying. The programme is designed secure positive whole school culture and processes in relation to anti-bullying.
Birmingham Anti-bullying week 2014 Challenges
These are some of the challenges that were promoted in Birmingham during Anti-bullying Week 2014 and we hope that you’ll continue doing them....and set your own new challenges throughout the year. You can download the full list of challenges below
1. Make a big banner for your school or youth or community group, including the words “Let’s stop bullying for all in Birmingham” add #stopbullyinginbrum
2. Make a short Video Clip with the message “Let’s stop bullying for all in Birmingham” and #stopbullyinginbrum. To inspire you, look at the ABA Video Clip: Let’s stop bullying for all
3. Sign the Birmingham Pledge: Let’s Stop Bullying for All:-
We are proud of Birmingham's great diversity and want our city to be a place where everyone is welcome and can play a positive and active part.
We believe that all children, young people and adults have the right to learn and work in an environment where they feel safe and that is free from harassment and bullying.
We believe that bullying for any reason is unacceptable and we pledge to tackle all types of bullying, including bullying on account of people's race, creed, colour, sexual orientation or special needs and disability.
We will work individually and together in our schools, communities and businesses to reduce bullying of all children and young people in our city and keep them safe online.
and/or create your own pledge for your school/class/group.
4. Sign up to the ABA “Let’s stop bullying for all” charter- with 10 principles for tackling bullying for all, including people with special needs and disabilities. Access the charter here. and/or download our Birmingham version of the Charter, and get people in your school or group to sign it
and/or create your own school/class/group charter.
5. Teachers: Try one (or more!) of the ABA Class Activities in your school. There are powerpoint presentations, lesson plans and other resources here.