Anti-Bullying Alliance Search for Star Teacher

The Anti-Bullying Alliance launch national search for star teachers that go the distance when it comes to tackling bullying


Power for GoodThe Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), part of leading children’s charity the National Children’s Bureau, have launched their prestigious ‘Power for Good’ award for teachers and school staff as part of this year’s celebrated Anti-Bullying Week. The England-wide search will see children and young people nominate teachers and school staff who go above and beyond the call of duty to support students around issues such as bullying, relationships, family life and mental health.

A wealth of research shows that bullying impacts on children’s ability to learn. ABA want to celebrate teachers that make a very real and lasting difference in children’s lives by taking action against bullying and going the extra mile to make sure every child feels safe, secure and supported.

The award is just one part of an exciting line up for Anti-Bullying Week 2016, which this year runs from the 14th-18th November with the theme Power for Good. As well as the award for teachers, the Anti-Bullying Alliance is calling on students and school staff across England to showcase their creativity and harness their ‘inner Director’ by entering a film -highlighting how important it is to use our Power for Good to stop bullying and create a world we’d all like to live in- with the chance to become the official film of Anti-Bullying Week 2016.

The aims for Anti-Bullying Week 2016, which this year is sponsored by SafeToNet and the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation and delivered in partnership with Internet Matters, are to:

  • support children and young people to use their Power for Good – by understanding the ways in which they are powerful and encouraging individual and collective action to stop bullying and create the best world possible.

  • help parents and carers to use their Power for Good – through supporting children with issues relating to bullying and working together with schools to stop bullying.

  • encourage all teachers, school support staff and youth workers to use their Power for Good – by valuing the difference they can make in a child’s life, and taking individual and collective action to prevent bullying and create safe environments where children can thrive.
  • Lauren Seager-Smith, National Co-ordinator of the Anti-Bullying Alliance said: ‘Bullying is an abuse of power – whether face to face or online, and this year we want to support the whole community: children, teachers, parents and carers to work together to use their Power for Good to stop bullying wherever and whenever it happens and create safe environments where children can thrive.’

    Ben Cohen, founder of the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to be supporting the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) for Anti-Bullying Week 2016. At the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation we echo the ethos of ABA by standing up against bullying regardless of to whom it happens. We know that people who are bullied feel disconnected, leading to a sense of isolation and loneliness, a wariness of others and a lack of quality friendships. The Power for Good campaign aims to bring the whole community together to combat these issues, empowering everyone to take a stand against bullying whether it’s taking place in school, the community or online.’

    Carolyn Bunting, General Manager of Internet Matters said: ‘It's essential to recognise that bullying online can be just as hurtful and traumatic to a child as bullying offline. Whether online or in the school playground, bullying can have detrimental effects on a child’s ability to learn and communicate. What one child might consider harmless fun, might be another’s trauma and it can often be difficult for a child to talk about.’

    ‘Internet Matters is pleased to be supporting the Anti-Bullying Alliance this year to help children recognise when they are victims of online bullying and what to do about it, as well as spreading the message that cyberbullying should not be tolerated. We believe the internet is a force for good so it's vital children are able to feel safe while they are using it. That is why we are backing The Power for Good campaign to recognise teachers and students who have taken a stand against bullying.’

    Georgie Pursey, Co Founder of SafeToNet said: ‘We are delighted to be supporting Anti-Bullying Week 2016 and excited to work alongside the Anti-Bullying Alliance to raise awareness for this incredible cause, not just in November but for every week of the year. Bullying, whether it be in the playground, office or online is unacceptable and a change needs to happen. SafeToNet intends to use its Power For Good to proactively prevent bullying, and encourage reflection and compassion when interacting online.’

    About the Power for Good Award

    All nominated teachers and school staff will receive a Power for Good certificate. A panel of children and young people from YoungNCB will choose one nomination from Primary and one nomination from Secondary to win our 'Champion of the Year' award. All you have to do is download the word document form here, fill it in, ask your Headteacher/or Assistant Headteacher to sign the form and send back. You can post the application form to ABA, NCB, 8 Wakley Street, London EC1V 7QE or email aba@ncb.org.uk . The winners will be announced in Anti-Bullying Week 2016 and the deadline is 5pm on Friday 30th September 2016.

    About the film competition

    We know what incredible film makers our students and teachers are, and the ABA need your help to make the official film for Anti-Bullying Week 2016. Last year's film had over 65,000 views on YouTube. Please note this competition is only open to schools in England.

    To enter the competition pupils are invited to send a film where they share how important it is to use our Power for Good to stop bullying and create the best world possible. This could be in the form of a story, animation, song, poem, rap, musical piece - the more creative, the better. The video clip should be no more than 2 minutes long – and doesn’t have to be filmed professionally – it can even be filmed on a phone. It's important to remember that both primary and secondary schools may view the videos so please make sure the content is suitable for all ages.

    All entrants should include the official Anti-Bullying Week logo as part of the film, and if you want to reference hashtags please use #antibullyingweek and/or #powerforgood.

    The competition closes at 5pm on Sunday 31st July. Find out more

    Written by E-safety Support on June 30, 2016 11:44

    Stop Cyberbullying Day - 17th June 2016

    Friday 17th June 2016 is Stop Cyberbullying Day - #SCD2016, an annual day where everybody can get involved and make a difference both on and off-line.


    SCD2016Online bullying (or more commonly called ‘cyberbullying’) can be a blight on many children’s lives. In many ways it can be more hurtful than traditional types of bullying as the victim in many cases, does not know who is posting the information, it can occur 24/7 and it is often difficult to remove.

    There have been many campaigns over recent years to educate young people and ‘Stop Cyberbullying Day’ is another initiative to try and make children think about the impact of online bullying.

    Over recent months, there has been much discussion about the future of the internet. The ‘Reclaim The Internet’ movement is highlighting the problem of trolling and cyberbullying of individuals who make comments and are then aggressively bullied by others who disagree with them.

    Many social media experts believe that the way forward is to ensure that children and young people understand that creating a better internet means that they have to think about what they say when posting information. The concept of ‘netiquette’ and encouraging children and young people not to be ‘bystanders’ and to report and block online bullies is the way forward.

    Many more social media sites now offer reporting mechanisms to ensure that users can report bullying. This includes online gaming sites such as Xbox Live, as cyberbullying can occur across many platforms. However, sites and Apps such as ‘Whisper’ have appeared which enable users to post anonymous comments which have caused many problems for schools.

    For parents and teachers, it is important to recognise the signs of a child being bullied online. This can include secretive internet use, subdued behaviour and in the worst cases, self-harm.

    On Stop Cyberbullying Day, the organisers of the event, The Cybersmile Foundation, are asking everybody who cares about cyberbullying and online hate campaigns to join their growing movement for action against online bullying and to help create a much safer more enjoyable environment for our children's future. Day, With the internet less than 25 years old, it is important that future generations take a stand and try to ensure that cyberbullying is confined to the history books.



    All E-safety Support members can download a cyber bullying assembly from their dashboard.

    Written by Tim Pinto on June 16, 2016 08:51

    Anti-Bullying Alliance Video Competition

    Make a Noise about Bullying and win tickets to see the classic musical, Wicked


    ABW 2015 Wicked
    The Anti-Bullying Alliance are 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.



    Schools and colleges are invited to submit entries on behalf of their students in the following six categories:

    1. Individual – Key Stage 2 (student aged 9-11)
    2. Group – Key Stage 2 (2 to 10 students, aged 9-11)
    3. Whole school entry – Key Stage 1 and 2 (11 + students)
    4. Individual – Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (student aged 11-18)
    5. Group – Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (2 to 10 students, aged 11-18)
    6. Whole school entry – Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (11+ students)

    How to enter?
    Send the Anti-Bullying Alliance a video clip where students Make a Noise about bullying! This could be a song, poem, rap, musical piece – or even a collective shout out in an assembly. The video clip should be no more than 2 minutes long and it can be filmed on a phone.

    The prize
    One winner in each category will win tickets to see Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London, and will win one of the following prizes dependent on the category entered: Individual – up to 4 tickets; Group – up to 10 tickets; School - up to 300 tickets.

    ABW 2015
    The competition closes at 5pm on Wednesday 30th September.

    For more information on how to enter, including the terms and conditions, visit www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk.

    For more information about Wicked visit www.wickedthemusical.co.uk.



    Written by E-safety Support on August 21, 2015 11:55


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