‘Choose Respect’ – Anti-Bullying Week 2018
‘Choose Respect’ this Anti-Bullying Week
Anti-Bullying Week 2018 runs from the 12th to the 16th November and the theme chosen by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) for this year’s awareness campaign is ‘Choose Respect’.
The dictionary definition of respect is; ‘due regard for the feelings, wishes or rights of others’ and the ABA are hoping to highlight the importance of respect this week, along with the knowledge that bullying is a ‘behaviour choice’; something which can be controlled by an individual.
The aim of ‘Choose Respect’ is to ensure that children and young people understand and are aware that, whilst they may not particularly like someone or agree with their ideas, they must respect their viewpoints and their right to feel, act and live the way that they choose.