Commissioner Visits Sir John Barrow School, Ulverston Ahead of Anti-Bullying Week
Peter McCall Attends Presentation at Sir John Barrow’s School, Ulverston to Promote National Anti-Bullying Week 2018
Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall is attending Ulverston’s St John Barrow primary school presentation at 1pm on Friday 2nd November to raise awareness of bulling ahead of National Anti-Bullying Week 12th and 16th November 2018.
Anti-bullying week promote young people to respect one another and have more tolerance of each other’s differences, and in doing so provide positive communities, classrooms and friendships.
Peter McCall comments:
“We should all take a stand against bullying and help to raise awareness that bullying will not be tolerated. By respecting each other’s feelings, wishes and rights, we need to remember that while we are all different, we are all equals.
“We can all stand up to, challenge and refuse to accept bullying in any form. By spreading the message I am hopeful that awareness will be raised and that anyone witnessing or affected by bullying will feel comfortable enough to go forward, talk to an adult and get support.
“It is important to encourage young people to think twice about what they say and how being mean to others, can hurt them very deeply.”
Anti-bullying week’s theme, organised by Anti-Bullying Alliance this year is to ‘Choose Respect‘ which promotes that bullying is a behaviour choice, and by choosing respect for others, even when we disagree with them, we can create a positive atmosphere where we can all grow, play and learn. We can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other.
Anti-Bullying Alliance this year is to ‘Choose Respect‘.
Bullying UK is encouraging people to #ChooseKindness and help stand up to bullying. In their National Bullying Survey in 2016, they found that:
- 50% of young people were bullied about how they looked
- 81% of young people were called horrible names by others
55% of young people were left out by their friends