The Bluebirds are backing a campaign which will see people up and down the country wearing odd socks to kick-off Anti-Bullying Week 2021.
cBeebies star Andy Day has been encouraging youngsters to wear odd socks to school to celebrate the start of the week-long campaign to raise awareness of Anti-Bullying Week.
It’s a campaign which is held every November in schools throughout the United Kingdom and it’s an opportunity to shine a light on bullying and consider steps that can be taken to stop it.
The theme of this year’s drive – which takes place from Monday 15th November to Friday 19th November – is ‘One Kind Word’ with people encouraged to think about what it means to be kind to others.
“We’re really proud to be supporting the Anti-Bullying Week campaign,” explained Bluebirds Chief Executive, Levi Gill.
“It’s so important that children and their parents or carers have the information they need to deal with any concerns they may have around bullying.
“Obviously, it’s a complex issue but hopefully the more we can talk about it and spread awareness of this campaign, the greater impact it will have for all children in our area and across the country.”
The Anti-Bullying Alliance is behind the scheme, and they work with children, families and schools to help keep youngsters safe.
They have created a brilliant guide to Anti-Bullying Week, which includes information on how to recognise if your child is being bullied or bullying another, and what steps you can take to resolve the issue.
Plus, there are loads of idea on how you and your family can get involved in the campaign, to help spread awareness and the ‘One Kind Word’ message this week and beyond!