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Anti Bullying Week 14th – 18th November – Get Involved

14th -18th November 2016 is Anti-Bullying Week. Schools and youth groups across Ulster are being encouraged to get involved with Anti-Bullying Week 2016.

The Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum defines bullying as the repeated use of power by one or more persons intentionally to harm, hurt or adversely affect the rights or needs of another or others.

The focus of the Anti-Bullying campaign will be on the theme of ‘Together We Are Stronger’ and will seek to encompass the following:

  • What does it mean to have strength of character?’ – Encouraging children and young people to understand the nature of power in relationships – both on and offline; supporting them to identify personal attributes that give people strength and influence, and to understand the ways in which bullying behaviour is an abuse of this influence.
  • How can we use our combined strength positively?’ – supporting children and young people to take personal and collective action against all forms of bullying; Identifying how we can use our strength together to have more effective responses to end bullying.
  • How can we empower parents and carers to work with schools and youth groups to tackle bullying?’ – practical advice on how to improve communication in order to take action against all forms of bullying e.g. Understanding the law, education on issues such as cyber bullying, places to go for help etc.

FREE RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS & YOUTH GROUPSPresentations, activity plans, project briefs and ABW16 themed posters can be viewed HERE.


Following the hugely successful competition last year, which attracted almost 3000 entries, NIABF will again be running a competition for children and young people. This activity provides an excellent opportunity to engage a large number of young people, focussing on raising awareness of this important issue.

For details on the competition, including information on age groups and how to submit entries, please click HERE.

Training workshop in Lough Moss Leisure centre - Ending/Managing Bullying behaviour in Sports Clubs contact; Faron Morrison Faron.MORRISON@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk to book a place.

Workshop Aim: To create a good understanding of how sports can prevent bullying behaviour and respond effectively if bullying behaviour occurs
Learning outcomes
Attendees will have the opportunity to;
*             Define bullying behaviour ( Including face to face and electronically)
*             Understand the impact of bullying behaviour
*             Consider how to prevent bullying behaviour
*             Develop effective responses to bullying behaviour
Duration: 2 ½ hrs certificates issues

Webinar - Empowering young people to speak out about bullying - 17 November 2016, 11am

Marian Lamb UCN : marianlamb@ulstercyclingnews.com


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