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11 of the Best Free Anti-Bullying Week 2018 Resources for Primary and Secondary

November 12-16 2018 is Anti-Bullying Week, and this year's theme is 'Choose Respect'. So get involved with this collection of excellent free resources...

  • 11 of the Best Free Anti-Bullying Week 2018 Resources for Primary and Secondary

1 | Anti-Bullying Week 2018

The theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week ‘Choose Respect’, and the Anti-Bullying Alliance has developed primary and secondary school packs to support this, which include lesson and assembly plans, cross curricular ideas, films to show and other resources to help bring Anti-Bullying Week to life.

You can find all of these resources here.


2 | We’re all Wonders

Consider themes of kindness, individual differences, dealing with personal challenges and the need to belong with this teaching and discussion guide for RJ Palacio’s incredible follow up to Wonder.

The guide includes discussion questions and classroom activities for younger and older primary children, pre-reading notes and the opportunity to become a certified kind classroom.

Download this resource here.


3 | Friendship Friday

Kidscape’s Friendship Friday and Anti-Bullying Week Pack for Primary Schools includes all the information you need for a successful event, including classroom activities and a fundraising pack. This resource is particularly aimed towards children in Key Stage 1 to introduce them to the theme of respect.

Friendship Friday celebrates the importance of friendship while raising vital funds for Kidscape. It’s an interactive and fun way to promote friendship, anti-bullying and inclusive behaviour in schools, companies, organisations, communities and with your own friends and family.

You’ll find this here.


4 | Anti-bullying videos

OpenView Education has created a series of interactive anti-bullying videos to support schools, in which your KS1 and 2 students will meet the characters of Milly and Philip.

These videos can be used to spark creative discussions with your class and are a great way of introducing topics such as:​

  • Choose Respect – Bullying as a behaviour choice
  • Bullying vs Conflict – The difference between bullying and conflict
  • Celebrating Difference – Learning why it’s fun to have a friend who is different from us
  • Peer Pressure – Understanding Bullying as a group behaviour

Watch them all here.


5 | Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are the perfect companion for reluctant readers. Their comic book format makes them accessible, they’re bursting with laugh-out-loud moments and tackle important themes such as bullying and family life.

These activities will get students excited about the books while developing their literacy skills.

Download this resource here.


6 | Bullying UK

There’s a whole host of free resources on the Bullying UK website, where you can download Anti-Bullying Week assembly presentations, posters, flashcards and more.

There’s an advice activity, debate ideas, videos and a comic strip too.

And you can find all this here.


7 | Describing bullies with The BFG

Talk with your class about how we can deal with bullies, then use the activities and worksheets in this KS1 and KS2 Roald Dahl lesson plan to create your own description of a bully that uses similes and metaphors to great effect.

Download this resources here.


8 | BBC bullying videos

The theme of 2017’s Anti-Bullying Week was ‘All Different, All Equal’, and the BBC created a collection of teaching resources for KS1-3 that shine a spotlight on bullying and explore difference.

There are animated versions of personal testimonies, stories about what drives someone to become a bully, one called ‘Am I a Bully?’ and more.

Check them all out here.


9 | Anti-Bullying on film

Bullying is a sensitive and complex subject. This resource has been designed to enable teachers to use the accessible and inclusive medium of film to promote discussion not only about bullying, but also about related themes such as friendship, standing up for what is right, cyberbullying and the power of groups, both positive and negative.

This download comprises a 10-page guide for teachers, containing activity ideas and accompanying worksheets for primary and secondary learners. Said activities are intended to be used in conjunction with six selected film titles, which clubs can obtain free of charge from www.filmclub.org.

Download this resource here.


10 | Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman

The central themes of bullying, friendship and difference are not so unusual, but the remarkable use of poetic forms, perfectly matched to the mood of each story section, has a profound effect.

Readers experience the narrator’s perspective in a sensory way that is hard to imagine being achieved in any other form. Christine Chen and Lindsay Pickton’s book topic helps students write emotive pieces using inspiration from the clouds. Haikus, limericks, alliteration and more are all covered.

Download this free book topic here.


11 | Create a culture of anti-bullying

You’re never too old to learn more about how your words and actions affect others; Rachel Summers has put together some inspiring activities to help teenagers improve their empathy skills including identifying the places where bullying can happen thoughtlessly, beginning to explore how by turning a blind eye to bullying, you become complicit in it, and discussing the ways in which we can stop bullying and create an anti-bullying culture.

Download this resource here.

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