The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2018 was to choose respect over bullying.
Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online.
The aims of the week were to support schools and other settings to help children and young people, school staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand:
Our definition of bullying comes from the Anti-Bullying Alliance and is....
"The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace."
For more information, videos and support, please visit the Anti-Bullying Alliance webpage at