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Anti bullying week 2016

Anti bullying Week 2016 is being held between the 14th and 18th November with the theme ‘power for good’ and is organised by Anti-Bullying Alliance. Follow the events on social media using #antibullyingweek and #powerforgood.

cooltobekind-16Bullying is an issue which affects people from all walks of life and can happen at any point. Research confirms the long-lasting and damaging outcomes for the individual being bullied including prolonged absenteeism from school and negative consequences on physical and mental health even at the age of 50.

Bullying isn’t confined to the school gates and its victims aren’t limited to young people. It also exists at home and in our wider communities; in boardrooms, and lunchrooms, on high streets, stadiums and pubs. And of course, bullying exists online:

The result can be a constant, and unrelenting attack. We all have a role to play in tackling and preventing bullying.

Anti bullying week is a great way to get involved, take a stand against bullying and raise awareness in your school, college or organisation.

Bullying doesn’t just affect children but adults too.

Here are some suggestions you can implement in your business:
1. Create an anti-bullying policy for your organisation or review an exisiting policy
2. Shout about how your organisation is standing up to bullying on social media
3. Support anti-bullying on your website
4. Deliver an employee training session on workplace bullying & harassment
If you would like any help with this or any other issue email SYLO Associates.