Anti-Bullying Week 2021 – One Kind Word

There are many ways to get involved with Anti-Bullying Week 2021 this year!

Anti-Bullying Week 2021 Resources – We have worked with Stranmillis University College students to develop a range of resources to help you bring Anti-Bullying Week to life in school.  

Odd Socks Day – Odd Socks Day is Back! Be sure to join us in your odd socks on Monday 15th November.

Social Media Toolkit– promote what you have been doing for Anti-Bullying Week!

Anti-Bullying Week 2021 Resources

All the resources are designed to help schools and youth organisations celebrate and take part in Anti-Bullying Week. There are resources available for each key stage group. The resources are designed as a template and can be adapted to suit each class/group. They could be delivered online, in smaller groups, in class or as whole assembly groups. The resources reflect this year’s theme of kindness with the aim to encourage children and young people to consider kindness as a tool to tackle bullying, both face to face and online. We encourage everyone to consider how they can be kind to others and to themselves. The pack contains assembly plans, lesson plans and cross curricular activity ideas that are designed to support this.

You can download our comprehensive Resource Pack here.

 

To download a resource from the list below, simply click the title (highlighted in pink) and save to your computer.

Activity Key Stage Description

Activity 1 – The Importance of Being Kind 

Gaeilge – Tábhacht an Chineáltais

Foundation / Key Stage 1 An activity-based lesson plan using Julia Donaldson’s ‘Tyrannosaurus Drip’ to explore the importance of kindness, actions and words.

Activity 2 – Saying ‘NO!’ to Prejudice 

Gaeilge – Na ‘Sneetches’ 

Foundation / Key Stage 1

An activity-based lesson plan using Dr. Suess’ book ‘The Sneetches’ in understanding ‘prejudices’. 

Activity 3 – Kindness is All Around 

Gaeilge – Tá an Cineáltas Thart Timpeall Orainn

Key Stage 2 An activity-based lesson plan on the importance of kindness in everyday life.

Activity 4 – The Weight of Your Words 

Gaeilge –  Focail Beag Cinéalta & Lámh Chuidithe 

Key Stage 2 & 3 An activity-based lesson on understanding the impact that words can have on others and how to use words to positively impact others.

Activity 5 – Choose Kindness – ABW21 Assembly 

Gaeilge – Tionól Frith-bhulaíochta 

Key Stage 2 & 3+ An Assembly PowerPoint presentation/lesson on developing awareness and consideration in our words and actions.

Activity 6 – Kindness Can Make a Difference 

Gaeilge – Déanann an Cineáltas Difear

Key Stage 3+ A lesson plan on exploring the meaning of ‘One Kind Word’ and how kindness can be used to tackle bullying.

Anti-Bullying Week 2021 Posters can be downloaded in English here and in Gaeilge here.

Odd Socks Day

After a hugely successful Odds Socks Day in NI last year, we are delighted to be working with Andy Day, cBeebies star and frontman of Andy and the Odd Socks again this year. Odd Socks Day is a chance for everyone to celebrate Anti-Bullying Week in a positive way by wearing odd socks for the day. There is no pressure to wear the latest fashion or buy expensive costumes. All you have to do to take part is wear odd socks, it could not be simpler!

Odd Socks Day will take place on the first day of Anti Bullying Week, Monday 15th November, to help raise awareness for Anti-Bullying Week.

Andy and The Odd Socks have recorded a brilliant new song and video especially for Anti-Bullying Week 2021 called ‘One Kind Word’. They’re getting an amazing video ready for you featuring children for the 2020 winning schools.

Watch this space!

You can download the Odd Socks Day pack for Northern Ireland below.

 

Odd Socks Day 2021 School Resource Pack

Odd Socks Day 2021 Flyer

Social Media Toolkit

Social Media Toolkit can provide you with plenty of helpful ideas to share your ABW21 activities online or simply show your support. Add Medifor promoting Anti-Bullying Week online!

Download ABW21 Social Media Toolkit here.

 

 

Member Organisation Resources

The Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) brings together a range of statutory and voluntary sector organisations from across Northern Ireland, all acting together to end the bullying of children and young people in our schools and in our communities.

We have collated resources from some of our member organisations that can be used in school to celebrate and take part in Anti-Bullying Week.

Bias Busting for Beginners book – Over 140 hyperlinks to support learning about diversity. https://www.nicie.org/schools/anti-bias/ 
Parenting NI’s Top Tips for dealing with Bullying

bullying-top-tips-db-sided-a6-170gsm-uncoated.pdf (parentingni.org) 

Cara-Friend – The Inclusive Schools’ Charter

The Inclusive Schools’ Charter covers all aspects of the school environment which must be addressed to improve the experiences of LGBTQI+ students in Northern Ireland. Inclusivity can only be achieved by working with both staff and students.

Cara-Friend – The Inclusive Schools’ Charter

If you have any difficulties with the resources, please contact NIABF on info@niabf.org.uk