Anti-Bullying Week
 
 
 
 
Schools and youth group across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to get involved with Anti-Bullying Week 2015 (ABW15).

The week of activities, which takes place between Monday 16 and Friday 20 November, is coordinated by the Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) and is supported by Translink. NIABF is an interagency group hosted by the National Children's Bureau (NCB) NI and funded by the Department of Education.

 
 
The week of activities, which takes place between Monday 16 and Friday 20 November, is coordinated by the Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) and is supported by Translink.
 
 
Free Resources
As in previous years, schools and other organisations working with young people are being encouraged to register online to receive a free resource pack. This will include presentations, activity plans, project briefs and ABW15 themed posters. Registration form must be completed by Fri 16 Oct.
 
 
 
 
Support
Anti-Bullying Week is once again supported by Translink.

Bullying can mean different things to different people but has the same detrimental impact on child development - creating fear and anxiety, tension and stress. It’s important we continue to take positive steps to build understanding of what constitutes bullying in order to address it effectively and protect an individual’s emotional wellbeing.

By supporting NIABF we are also delivering the message that Translink customers should always behave responsibly and with respect for other passengers and staff while travelling by bus or train.
Ursula Kelleher
Translink
 
ABW15 looks at this definition and explores how we understand bullying, both in the physical world and online.
 
 
 
Under the theme ‘What Bullying Means to Me’, the competition invites young people to think about their understanding of bullying, the impact it can have on our emotional health and wellbeing and how we can work together to tackle it. The competition is open to children and young people in primary, post-primary and special schools across Northern Ireland and this year there are three categories: Art, Creative Writing and Movie.
 
 
 
 
 
Eco-Schools Travel Challenge
The Eco Schools Travel Challenge is a two week programme, where schools monitor travel patterns and encourage more walking, cycling, bus and train travel.
 
 
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