Anti-bullying projects

Join us in our national Wear Blue Day

Wear Blue Day 

We all know someone who has experienced bullying in some aspect of their life. We recognise that the impact of bullying can be a very difficult process to overcome. Our wear blue day is in recognition of all those who have suffered from bullying or are experiencing this to come together and stand up to bullying. So many schools, colleges, universities, individuals, organisations and businesses have got involved and help us raised vital funds. To find out more, please visit our Wear Blue Day pages. 

anti bullying projects

Anti bullying resources 

Anti Bullying Week takes place in November every year and is organised by the Anti Bullying Alliance. It's a great opportunity to reinforce the messages about how your school, workplace or project approaches bullying. This includes knowing what steps to take if someone is being bullied, ensuring your pupils or employees know what to do if they are being bullied, how you will deal with anyone who bullies and that everyone should take bullying seriously because of the long-term impact it can have on friendships, self-esteem as well as emotional and menthal health and wellbeing. We have a number of resources for all age groups including presentations and classroom activities. Please click here for our anti bullying week resources which are all free to download.

Anti bullying videos 

We have a range of videos which are a great way of exploring issues around bullying and to help start up difficult conversations. We have interactive videos where you choose the outcomes and other useful videos. Please click here to see our range of videos.

Luton's anti-bullying strategy

Family Lives worked with a wide range of partners to provide professional support and share its expertise with other providers. In Luton it was commissioned by the council to develop an anti-bullying strategy for the whole borough. This strategy had three aims.

  • To develop a consistent way of recording and investigating bullying incidents, not just in schools but in also in other places such as youth centres. This will give children confidence that their complaint will be dealt with properly and in the same way, wherever they report it.
  • To train staff so that they are aware of how to properly deal with bullying, and to make sure that there is consistency in this training.
  • To have a 24 hour helpline that either parents or children can contact if they are having problems with bullying.

The strategy was developed by one of our Parent Support Workers, Arif Devji, who worked with a wide range of stakeholders including schools and the Luton safeguarding board, as well as local parents. Arif has also run an anti-bullying event with headteachers and leading experts in bullying. This event allowed these experts to share their experiences and strategies with local headteachers, so that they were aware of current best practice. He has also been working intensively with five local schools so that he can see what the current anti-bullying strategies are like, and how they can be improved. This strategy is unique, and Family Lives were at the forefront of offering a comprehensive and inclusive anti-bullying strategy for all children in Luton. Please note that this project has now finished.