Anti-Bullying Week ideas for secondary

Nicola Davison
07th November 2017

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

Anti-Bullying Week takes place between 13 - 17 November. To aid your preparations for this year’s theme of “all different, all equal”, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite assemblies, lesson plans and practical classroom ideas. What are you waiting for?

Assembly ideas

For a more general overview of bullying in all its forms, this comprehensive assembly presentation including definitions, statistics and examples from the news can be easily adapted to suit all year groups. This well-presented assembly plan looks specifically at cyberbullying, its effects on young people and ways in which to deal with it.

Why not get your students involved in spreading the word? This detailed script includes links to complementary short films, whilst this innovative presentation features an interesting story about Socrates and his dealings with vicious rumours.

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

Discuss bullying as an important part of a more general topic on staying safe with this complete scheme of work, including resources. Or, try this focused three-lesson unit of work, which familiarises students with the definition of bullying, its causes and its consequences, before developing feelings of empathy through role-play.    

Meaningful discussion can also be fostered through film and this informative guide, with suggestions for relevant films and activities, does just that. Alternatively crack down on cyberbullying and ensure that your learners are aware of their rights on social media with this digital citizenship teaching pack.

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 on Film

This resource, produced with support from the Anti-Bullying Alliance, has been designed to enable teachers to use the accessible and inclusive medium of film to promote discussion not only about bullying, but also about related themes such as friendship, standing up for what is right, cyberbullying and the power of groups, positive and negative.
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By IntoFilm

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

Start a conversation about bullying with your class with this simple set of chat cards, before referring to this thought-provoking presentation on cyberbullying, complete with videos and discussion points to support students in their understanding of staying safe online.

Challenge your pupils with the task of creating a product to educate others about bullying by first encouraging them to become ‘experts’ on the subject in this original webquest project. Alternatively, get learners to design an educative anti-bullying poster using this useful guide, which includes ideas on presentation and the use of command words to make it as effective as possible.

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

Cyber Bullying Awareness & Avoidance

Powerpoint presentation for a session on Cyber-bullying and staying safe online
By hollidb

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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