An area addressed through PBIS is Anti-Bullying Week. Anti-Bullying Week is an annual event in November which aims to raise awareness of bullying of children and young people, in schools and elsewhere, and to highlight ways of preventing and responding to it. During this week, the school will:
- Empower children and young people to make a noise about bullying – whether it is happening to them or to someone else, face to face or online;
- Help parents and caregivers have conversations with their children about bullying – both as a way of preventing bullying, and to help children who are worried about bullying;
- Encourage a school where all children and young people are given a safe space to discuss bullying and other issues that affect their lives, and are supported to report all forms of bullying;
- Equip teachers to respond effectively when children tell them they’re being bullied; and
- Raise awareness of the impact of bullying on children’s lives if they don’t tell anyone it’s happening – or if they are not given appropriate support – with a focus on the impact on mental health.