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To kickstart anti-bullying week, the Bullybusters team held an anti-bullying conference for 29 high school pupils from 18 Sefton high schools. The team gave pupils a great presentation which enabled the children to raise concerns regarding their schools anti-bullying procedures, connect with other children and a played game of anti-bullying Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
The theme of this year’s national anti-bullying week is to ‘Choose Respect’, as respecting yourself and others both face to face and online is a vital message for young people.
‘Respect for me is one of the most important qualities to have and show. If we can’t respect ourselves then how are we supposed to respect others. I feel it is something we should all have and work on daily, not only learning to love and respect ourselves but also showing this to fellow peers and professionals.’ – Fran
The Bullybusters team work hard all year round to spread the anti-bullying message and help young people affected by bullying. The work they carry out within schools around Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley is recognised and praised by school children, teachers, governors, parents and carers.
Bullybusters offer 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 to appropriately act upon issues of bullying within their peer group. As well as this, Bullybusters also provide a free and confidential helpline service for young people, parents or teachers available 3pm – 6pm weekdays. For anyone being affected by bullying, or know someone who is, they can call the helpline on 0800 169 6928.
To find out more about Bullybusters visit their website: http://www.bullybusters.org.uk/
Bullybusters is operated by the charity Local Solutions and funded by Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley councils.