(Update: 15th November 2018)
The Anti-bullying workshops at the Bob Jones Community Hub on Wednesday 14th November were a great success, with over 100 young people from primary schools attending in the morning, and over 100 from secondary in the afternoon.
Photos - more to come soon!
Don’t forget to check out the ‘Being the Best Version of Yourself Online’ videos, and remember that resources to support young people with bullying and a wide range of other wellbeing needs can be found on the HeadStart Support and Guidance site.
Anti-Bullying Week 2018
The week of 12th - 16th November 2018 is Anti-Bullying Week!
This year, the week has the theme of “Choose Respect”.
To mark this important week, Wolverhampton’s Junior Safeguarding Board, aka the B-Safe Team, are working with the (senior!) Safeguarding Board and HeadStart Wolverhampton to lead a day of workshops for primary and secondary schools at The Bob Jones Community Hub on Wednesday 14th November.
Schools from around the city have been invited to send groups of student representatives for half-day workshops of anti-bullying activities:
Primary schools from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Secondary schools from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Activities will include drama, music, and technology workshops with partners including West Midlands police, The Switch Project, Wolverhampton Learning Technologies Team, Central Youth Theatre and Black Country YMCA.
We can’t wait to see young people from around the city on 14th November.
The workshop day is one part of the B-Safe team’s and HeadStart’s work to support young people, schools and organisations to raise awareness of the impact of bullying and to develop new approaches and policies that support young people.
Here are a couple of others!
New videos share the importance of Online Respect: Be the Best Version Of Yourself Online!
During the Anti-bullying workshop day, the HeadStart team and Wolverhampton Learning Technologies Team will be unveiling a new set of three videos under the banner of “Be the Best Version of Yourself Online”, created with young people from Wolverhampton primary schools and Stone’s Throw Media.
The three videos have the themes of:
The Digital 5-A-Day
Respect and Self-Respect
The videos will premiere at 9:30am on Wednesday 14th November.
The Wolverhampton Anti-Bullying Charter Mark
The B-Safe term have developed their own Anti-bullying Charter, and award this special charter mark to Wolverhampton schools to recognise schools who have demonstrated their commitment to preventing and dealing with bullying.
This is no ‘tick-box’ exercise! The B-Safe Team rigorously analyse policies and evidence from schools who wish to apply for the charter mark.
In 2018, 38 schools in Wolverhampton applied for Charter Mark recognition, and 20 schools were awarded the mark, with several other schools awarded ‘working towards’ status.
Resources on the HeadStart Support and Guidance site
The HeadStart Support and Guidance site at www.headstartonline.co.uk/support contains resources on bullying for young people, professionals and adults.
The Support and Guidance is your launchpad to discovering the best resources to support yourself or the young people in your life.