12 to 16 November, is national Anti-Bullying Week and throughout the week, the Bullybusters team will be running workshops and assemblies around schools in Knowsley. A special conference will be held at Our Place in Huyton on Thursday 15th November for secondary school children aimed at getting them involved in education and awareness around anti-bullying.
The theme of this year’s national Anti-Bullying Week is to ‘choose respect’, delivering the message that respecting yourself and others, both face-to-face and online is a vital to the wellbeing of young people.
Bullybusters is operated by the charity Local Solutions and funded by Knowsley, Sefton and Liverpool councils. They offer year-round lessons, assemblies and workshops for young people and parents in primary and secondary schools, as well as providing anti-bullying peer mentor training for children so that they can appropriately act upon issues of bullying within their peer group. They also operate a free and confidential helpline service for young people, parents or teachers available between 3pm and 6pm on weekdays.
For anyone affected by bullying, or know of someone who is, they can call the helpline on 0800 169 6928.