To support your efforts to mark Anti-Bullying Week in your classroom, we’ve designed these classroom posters, featuring great quotes on the power of kindness.
And the great news is, they’re completely free to download!
What is Anti-Bullying Week?
Anti-Bullying Week is an initiative created by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. More than 80% of school’s marked 2020’s Anti-Bullying Week, reaching more than 7.5 million young people.
This year, it’s taking place from 15 th – 19 th November and the theme is One Kind Word.
The ‘One Kind Word’ theme is intended to provide an opportunity for positive action against bullying. It is intended to give young people hope that the world can be a kinder, happier place if we all take the time to think about how our words can affect others, not only in a negative way, such as bullying, but also in a positive way.
One small word of kindness can completely turn another person’s day around. Ask someone if they’re OK. Give someone a compliment. These are all tiny actions that can help someone else to feel good.
What is kindness?
Kindness is usually defined as the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate to others.
It can, of course, mean many things to many people. But, generally, it is understanding the feelings and needs of those around us and doing something active to help or support them.
Most of us have had a very difficult 18 months, including our young people. We need kindness now more than ever. And even the smallest acts of kindness can have a huge effect on us.
This year’s Anti-Bullying Week theme is intended to encourage young people to be kind to each other and to use kindness to stop bullying and other negative behaviour in its tracks.