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Anti-Bullying Week 2020: United Against Bullying

Date: 18th Nov 2020 Author: Jon Nutten

The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is: United Against Bullying. Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 16th – Friday 20th November and will start with Odd Socks Day to mark the first day of Anti-Bullying Week. Last year 75% of schools in the country took part, reaching well over 7 million young people.

“This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge.” 

“Anti-Bullying Week is no different. Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference.” 

“We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying.”

It is the responsibility of all adults in Scouting to help develop a caring and supportive atmosphere, where bullying in any form is unacceptable. (POR Rule 2.5)

It’s important for everyone in Scouting to understand the important role they play in responding to and preventing bullying. Our Anti-Bullying Guide has been written to help you address bullying and take steps to reduce the chances of it happening in your Group or section. We also have our Anti-Bullying Code of Conduct.

Make Bullying Unacceptable Activity Packs

We created activity packs for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, in partnership with Beatbullying. These packs can still be used in the sections.

Download the Beaver Scout Activity Pack

Download the Cub Scout Activity Pack

Download the Scout Activity Pack

The Scout Association is a proud supporter of Anti-Bullying Week. For more information on Anti-Bullying Week, please visit the Anti-Bullying Alliance website.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls