See Something, Say Something: Nickelodeon's Anti-Bullying campaign

by - Thursday, November 22, 2007

Bullying is something we all fear for our children, especially in this modern age when bullying can take so many different forms. This week is Anti-Bullying Week: an annual event organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance which was formed in 2002 by the NSPCC and National Children's Bureau. Over 65 different organisations are involved in the Alliance, who have helped build the profile of Anti-Bullying week at both national and regional level. Anti-Bullying Week takes place this year (2007) between the 19th and 23rd of November. The theme is around school and community and explores safer routes to and from school, community cohesion, engaging parents/carers in school life, cyberbullying, and extended school provision. As well as a launch event in London there are many local and regional events taking place - take a look at the organisation's website for details.

The video above was produced by Nickelodeon as part of their anti-bullying campaign. As a parent whose child has recently suffered at the hands of bullies at school, I found this video both touching and motivational. Armed with information and support, we can surely help our children to beat the bullies, and also ensure that our children do not become bullies themselves.

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