Anti-Bullying Week ideas for secondary

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05th November 2019

Resources to help you address the consequences of bullying with your secondary students

Anti-Bullying week takes place between 11th - 15th November. To aid your preparations for this year’s theme of “Change starts with us”, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite assemblies, lesson plans and practical classroom ideas. 

Assembly ideas

Check out this selection of assembly resources ranging from an overview of bullying in all its forms, cyberbullying and the effects of bullying on young people and ways in which to deal with it.

Secondary Cyberbullying Assembly Plan

This is an Assembly Plan aimed at all pupils. We have adapted it slightly to suit both younger and older pupils depending on the topics you wish to raise with them. It looks at what cyberbullying is, how it can affect young people and what to do about it, including top tips.

By Beatbullying

Anti Bullying Assembly

An Anti-bullying assembly which follows the story of Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley from Harry Potter) and how he was the target of bullying as he grew up and how he dealt with this. The assembly doesn’t just focus on the obvious reasons why bullying is wrong, but also some less obvious reasons which students might not have thought of before, to create more of an impact.
The second half of the assembly focuses on respect - looking at what respect means in practice before ending with some helpful takeaway tips. The assembly will last around 15-20 minutes if clip is watched (3 mins) and suggested questions are asked too. Everything is editable.

Loads more whole school, PSHE and Citizenship resources are available here.

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By EC Resources

National Anti-Bullying Week Assembly

An assembly for Key Stages 3 and 4 to mark National Anti-Bullying Week, featuring some short films from TrueTube. More resources like this can viewed or downloaded for free from:
By TrueTube


Resource focusses on how rumours affect people. Includes useful story of how Socrates dealt with vicious rumours. Great for tutor time, assemblies and Citizenship.

Feedback pls :)

Lesson plans

Year 9 PSHE scheme of work on safety and bullying

Scheme of work which consists of lessons around risks, bullying and getting support.
Each lesson includes activities and worksheets which would last at least an hour. Some lessons could easily be continued into more than one lesson.
The scheme includes objectives, clear questions and SMSC links.
See my free scheme on year 7 individuality to judge the quality of this resource
By chelle121


Bullying, victims, empathy, role-play, e safety, cyber bullying
By salmaosmani

Bullying Unit

PSHE planning for bullying - more now added! 12x fully resourced, highly rated lessons all complete with starters, worksheets, clips, differentiated to three levels throughout and one assembly. Perfect for anti-bullying week.

The lessons and assembly focus on not just the obvious things like how bullying is wrong, but why people do it, the different ways people discriminate against each other, cyber bullying, where misconceptions about difference originate from and how people have overcome prejudice and adversity.

Suitable for KS3/4 but could be adapted.

I use all of these myself as a Head of PSHE and I really hope you find them excellent value.

1. Cyberbullying
2. Bullying or Banter
3. Racism
4. Homophobia
5. Peer Pressure
6. Transphobic bullying
7. Sexism + gender based bullying
8. Conflict management
9. Toxic and genuine friendships
10. Body Shaming
11. Anti-Bullying Week Assembly
12. Showing Respect
13. Lower ability / Year 6/7 Bullying introduction

Many more inexpensive and free resources at my shop: EC_Resources
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By EC Resources

Digital citizenship: Young peoples’ rights on social media - Teaching pack for 11-14 year olds

Designed to help students aged 11 to 14 develop the resilience, power and information they need to thrive online, this teaching pack comprises:
• a short, six-lesson unit of work written by teacher and citizenship specialist Emily Cotterill (ECResources), and
• jargon-free terms and conditions for five of the major social media sites, produced by the Children’s Commissioner for England and privacy specialists, Schillings

The Children’s Commissioner is committed to raising young peoples’ awareness of their online rights and is working in partnership with Tes to enable children to become better informed digital citizens.

These lessons have been designed to enhance citizenship and computing curriculums around the world. By the end of the unit, we hope that students will be able to:
• Understand that there are different kinds of responsibilities and rights, and that they can sometimes conflict with one another
• Understand why and how rules and laws are made and enforced, and why different rules are needed in different situations
• Think critically, behave safely and participate responsibly in the digital world
• Recognise unacceptable online behaviour and ways to report concerns about content

Note: These lessons have been devised according to simplified versions of social media T&Cs relevant to the UK. While there may be some variation in other countries, the general principles are transferable.
By Children's Commissioner

Practical classroom actvities

Anti Bullying Chat Cards

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By Kate Hennessy

Bullying or Banter? Friendships PSHE

PSHE or Tutor Time anti-bullying week resources for the new PSHE 2020 curriculum. This detailed lesson focuses on the issues surrounding 'banter' culture - and when a bit of light teasing becomes bullying, through investigating case studies and different scenarios familiar to all schools. Fits new PSHE planning guidelines for 2020 by the DfE and the PSHE Association. All our KS3, KS4 and KS5 PSHE resources are editable.
1 hour PowerPoint, worksheets, clips, well differentiated, KS3/ KS4 PSHE. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All our resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last one hour each.
You can find many more inexpensive and free PSHE, Citizenship GCSE 9-1, RE and LGBT+ Month resources at my shop: EC_Resources
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Web Quest on Bullying

This resource is intended for high school students. It was designed to be used during Bully Prevention Month.
By Laura Hill

Creating an anti-bullying poster

Creating an anti-bullying poster. Using presentation devices and imperative verbs.

By yf150

Anti-Bullying Activity

This anti-bullying activity will help make your school bully-free! Educational and fun, this anti-bullying game is perfect as a bullying lesson or for indoor recess.

The game presents children with real-life scenarios. They’ll learn to solve conflicts, stand up to bullies, and report bullying to adults.

My students have been playing this game for years and love it!

Playing “Bully Be Gone” takes about 20 minutes. When done, students can play again if they have time. Two to six students can play. If you’d like everyone in the class to play at once, just print multiple copies of the game!

Print the game on normal-sized paper. Let students assemble the game themselves in only 10 minutes!

The anti-bullying strategies conveyed in this game are informed by Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do, by Dan Olweus; Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know about Ending the Cycle of Fear, by Carrie Goldman; and The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander, by Barbara Coloroso.

By Jenny Sweet

Digital Footprint - a FREE peer-to-peer training resource | Be Strong Online: Module 4

**Reviews and comments much appreciated!**

The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign has teamed up with Vodafone to create Be Strong Online, a new programme to help students explore the digital world.

Digital Footprint is the fourth module in the programme. Young people are happy to share their lives online with their friends, but what lasting impact would that information have if viewed by a future employer or college admissions tutor? Do they consider how the personal data they share can be used for commercial gain by others?

This module encourages students to think about the implications on their digital footprint before they post things online. Engaging and interactive activities explore the long-term impact of their online activity and how the things they post can affect their real-life reputation and privacy:

- The My Digital Style Quiz gives students an opportunity to reflect on their online behaviour

- A Dragons’ Den Activity looks at online activity from the point of view of a college admissions tutor

- The Personal Data Journey raises awareness of how your personal data can be used by others for commercial perposes

- Finally, the Permanent Wall activity explores the fact that your digital footprint is permanent and public with an interactive writing task

This programme takes a peer-to-peer approach. With the help of the resources, a staff member will train a group of students (who we call the ‘Be Strong Online Ambassadors’) who will then deliver short lessons with younger students.

Download the module for free now to for run Digital Footprint in your school or youth group!

By TheDianaAward

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