National Anti-Bullying Week November 17th - 21st
Every November the Anti-Bullying Alliance run a National Anti-Bullying Week. The aim of this is for all concerned to work together to stop bullying. The theme for this year is stopping bullying for all children and young people. There’s a particular emphasis on stopping the bullying of children with disabilities and Special Educational Needs.
Primary School pupils with SEN are twice as likely as pupils without to suffer from persistent bullying. Students who have a disability are twice as likely to have been cyber-bullied than those who don’t. 63% of young people with autism have been bullied at school.
Labour's candidate Jane East expressed her support for the Anti-Bullying Week initiative. "We know that stress, anxiety and depression are on the increase among our children and young people, and that bullying can often be at the root of this. I encourage every school in the Colne Valley constituency to give new emphasis to their anti-bullying measures, so that every child can feel safe and achieve their full potential."