ABA (Anti-Bullying Alliance) have released their schools pack for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week, with a focus on cyberbullying. These packs will be sent out to all schools. If you’d like to download copies for yourself you can do so from the ABA website http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
One point I have been made aware of: Activity 7 in the ’10 Quick Ideas for Teachers’ refers to an activity suitable for KS2 and above where pupils are encouraged to investigate ways they can address cyberbullying that might happen on some of their favourite sites, such as social networking sites. It might be worth bearing in mind that many of these sites have age limits for signing up, and whilst there will be significant numbers of pupils using these already in primary school, it is worth reinforcing safety messages regarding age limits on sites, why there are there and what the consequences of pretending to be older than you are might be.
As you know we will be launching a cyberbullying section on our website at the start of October to help schools prepare. Also if you’d like us to help with any celebrations that may be going on in your authority do let us know and we will try our best to!