Why not make this week the time to start the conversation with your child about bullying? 13–17 November is Anti-Bullying Week, and this year's campaign 'All Different, All Equal' is aimed at promoting difference and equality in schools.
Schools will be doing their bit with the Anti-Bullying Alliance providing free activities throughout the week. But it's important for parents to get the conversation started at home too; being able to talk openly about the topic is ofter the key to getting to the bottom of issues, whether they are being experienced first hand or not.
Here are some more ways to get involved:
We went to an inspiring launch for a fantastic new book and app, Be Cool Be Nice
(BCBN), at the House of Lords last week. Part journal, part interactive manual the Be Cool Be Nice book comes with a free app and an exclusive Snapchat lens. It was supported by the bright and beautiful of the fashion world including Daisy Lowe, Amber le Bon and HRH Princess Eugenie. RRP £14.99. You can buy it on Amazon here
Mums can get involved with spreading the message of kindness with these cute tops and hoodies from ethical brand Om and Ah London. omandahlondon.com
If your child is suffering from bullying and can't go to school, look out for Red Balloon
Red Balloon has centres across the UK (in Cambridge, Norwich, North West London, Reading and Braintree) that help recover severely bullied children who self-exclude from mainstream education, and become isolated.
Some short introductory clips about Red Balloon and their inspiring work can be found here.
Anti-Bullying Week runs from 13-17 November 2017 – get involved at anti-bullying alliance