2 November 2018
By Rebecca Avery

Stop Speak Support Day - 15th November 2018

Coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, the theme for this years anti-bullying week (12th-16th November)  is ‘Choose Respect‘. It’s an opportunity to help children and young people understand that we can disagree with each other but we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online. Schools can find out more and access resources at www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week 

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In Anti-Bullying Week 2017, the Royal Foundation’s Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying, set up by the Duke of Cambridge, launched a campaign with young people called Stop Speak Support. It included a code of conduct for young people, a series of animations and supporting resources to try and positively change children's behaviour online. 

To build upon this, the Royal Foundation Cyberbullying Taskforce is working with the Anti-Bullying Alliance to launch the first 'Stop Speak Support Day' on the 15th November during Anti-Bullying Week 2018. The day aims to shine a spotlight on cyberbullying and features an empowering campaign designed by young people.

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To help schools hold a Stop Speak Support Day, the anti-bullying alliance have developed a school pack for Key Stage 3 & 4. It is free to access and includes lesson/assembly plans, videos, activity ideas and posters.

Information to use to engage parents of children of all ages in the 'Stop Speak Support' Day can be found on the Internet Matters site.