Anti-Bullying Week ideas for secondary

Nicola Davison
26th October 2018

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

Anti-Bullying Week takes place between 12 - 16 November. To aid your preparations for this year’s theme of “choose respect”, 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.

Anti-Bullying Assembly

I delivered this to Year 9, 10 and 11 this morning and I had a good response. I have the same assembly on Friday with Year 7 and 8 and I am planning on delivering it without any changes. I hope it is useful. You will need to personalise it but basically I spoke about bullying in society, the bullying review and then personalised it to my school. The pledge and standing up worked well.
By bren0796

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

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

Anti Bullying

PSHE 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
Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :)

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

anti-bullying, anti bullying, anti bullying week, anti-bullying week, anti bullying ideas, anti-bullying ideas, bullying, conversation cards, behaviour, relationships, friendships, friendship, friendship disputes, secondary, primary, snivel and shriek
By Kate Hennessy

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

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