How are young people involved in anti-bullying work in B&NES?

Read about some of the fantastic equalities work in B&NES led by young people in schools and other settings in our E-Teams Progress report Spring 2014

Background - In June 2012, the theme for the Pupil Parliaments was on the theme of anti-bullying.  Since then, we have involved children and young people on the Anti-bullying Strategy Group and launched a ‘£100 Good Ideas Grant to Stop Bullying’.  We had 70 applications from pupils in schools and here are some of their ideas:

Creating safe places; badges for anti-bullying monitors; anti-bullying book-marks; key-rings, films, posters; ‘It’s ok to be different’ wall mural; anti-bullying workbooks and CDs; support groups.  

We followed this up with a further good ideas grant for schools and other settings to set up Equalities teams (E teams) so that children and young people can be actively involved on an on-going basis in initiatives to combat bullying and give out positive messages about being different (see E-team grant application)

How can I get involved in my school /club?

Talk to a teacher/leader about setting up an Anti-Bullying group or about  setting up an E (Equalities) team.  Grants of £100 are available to children and young people who set up an E team in their schools or organisations (see E-team grant application).

  • Set-up or take part in a school mentoring or buddying project.
  • Children and young people are most vulnerable in school breaks, lunch-times and on school transport.  Get together with others to plan out ways that you could prevent bullying from happening, eg. creating a safe place in the school playground, organising team games, setting up a bus team, becoming a buddy.
  • To get you started, read about some of the fantastic equalities work in B&NES led by young people in schools and other settings in our E-Teams Progress report Spring 2014

What do I do if I want to start an Anti-Bullying Group/E-Team at my school/club?

Talk to other children and young people about it, see the E-Team Application (above) and then talk to an adult about how you set it up. Try to get children and young people from a range of backgrounds involved. 

For some inspiration, read about some of the fantastic equalities work in B&NES led by young people in schools and other settings in our E-Teams Progress report Spring 2014

Contact kate_murphy@bathnes.gov.uk  or briony_waite@bathnes.gov.uk to ask our advice about this.  We can put you in touch with other E-Teams in schools and other settings.

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