Anti-Bullying Week 2022 - Reach Out

There are many ways to get involved with Anti-Bullying Week 2022 this year!

Anti-Bullying Week 2022 Resources- We have worked with Stranmillis University College students to develop a range of resources to help you bring Anti-Bullying Week to life in school.

Odd Socks Day- Odd Socks Day is Back! Be sure to join us in your odd socks on Monday 14th November.

Social Media Toolkit- Promote what you have been doing for Anti-Bullying Week through your social media channels!

Anti-Bullying Week 2022 Resources

We have worked with Stranmillis University College pupil’s and An tÁisaonad at St Mary’s University College, to develop a range of resources to help you bring Anti-Bullying Week to life in school.

All of the resources are designed to help schools to celebrate and take part in Anti-Bullying Week. Although this year’s resources are designed for delivery in a classroom setting, they can also be delivered online, in smaller groups or as whole assembly groups.

These resources include assembly plans, lesson plans and cross-curricular activity ideas that are designed to encourage pupil’s to think about how we can ‘Reach Out’ to address bullying both online and offline. This resource pack has been written for schools but the activities can be adapted for any setting for children & young people.

You can download our comprehensive DDISS School Resource Pack here.

To download a resource from the list below, simply click the title (highlighted in pink) and save to your computer.

Activity Key Stage Description

Activity 1 - When I’m Afraid

Gaeilge - Nuair a bhíonn eagla orm

Foundation / Key Stage 1 A lesson plan focused on exploring feelings associated with bullying and identifying individuals who children can reach out to.

Activity 2 – Reach Out A Hand

Gaeilge - Lámh chuidithe

Key Stage 2 - 4 An activity-based lesson which encourages pupils to reach out with positivity to other students.

Activity 3 – Amira’s Story

Gaeilge - Scéal Amire

Key Stage 1 & 2 An activity-based lesson which uses the resource ‘Amira’s Story’ to explore how to recognise and reach out regarding racist bullying inside and outside of the classroom.

Activity 4 – Stand Up and Be a Summer

Gaeilge - Seas leat mar a dhéanfadh Summer

Key Stage 2 A 2-part lesson plan exploring what it means to be a ‘bystander’ and an ‘upstander’ to bullying.

Activity 5 – Reach Out For Help

Gaeilge - Bí i dteagmháil

Key Stage 1 & 2 An activity-based lesson plan exploring individuals who students can reach out to regarding bullying.

Activity 6 – The Different Roles in Bullying

Gaeilge - Na róil éagsúla sa bhulaíocht

Key Stage 2 - 4

A lesson plan that explores the many ways in which bullying can happen and how everyone can reach out to help stop it.

Activity 7 - Think Before You Post

Gaeilge - Smaoinigh roimh phostáil

Key Stage 3 & 4 A lesson plan exploring how to reach out and take positive action if you see hurtful comments posted online.

Activity 8 - Reach Out - LG-T22 Assembly Lesson

Gaeilge - Seachtain Frithbhulaíochta 22 – Cur i Láthair Tionóil

Key Stage 2 - 4 An Assembly PowerPoint presentation/lesson to help your students understand about Anti-Bullying Week 2022: Reach Out.

Anti-Bullying Week 2022 Posters can be downloaded in English here and in Gaeilge here when released.

Odd Socks Day

After a hugely successful Odds Socks Day in UK last year, we are delighted to be working with Andy Day, cBeebies star and frontman of Andy and the Odd Socks again this year. Odd Socks Day is a chance for everyone to celebrate Anti-Bullying Week in a positive way by wearing odd socks for the day. There is no pressure to wear the latest fashion or buy expensive costumes. All you have to do to take part is wear odd socks, it could not be simpler!

Odd Socks Day will take place on the first day of Anti Bullying Week, Monday 14th November, to help raise awareness for Anti-Bullying Week.

Andy and The Odd Socks have recorded a brilliant new song and video especially for Anti-Bullying Week 2022. Watch this space!

You can find out more and access the resources for Odd Socks Day here.

Social Media Toolkit

Our Social Media Toolkit can provide you with plenty of helpful ideas to share your LG-T22 activities online or simply show your support.

You can download our DDISS Social Media Toolkit here.

Member Organisation Resources

The London Safeguarding Forum (DDISS) brings together a range of statutory and voluntary sector organisations from across Northern Ireland, all acting together to end the bullying of children and young people in our schools and in our communities.

We have collated resources from some of our member organisations that can be used in school to celebrate and take part in Anti-Bullying Week.

Bias Busting for Beginners book - Over 140 hyperlinks to support learning about diversity.
Parenting UK’s Top Tips for dealing with Bullying

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Cara-Friend - The Inclusive Schools’ Charter

The Inclusive Schools’ Charter covers all aspects of the school environment which must be addressed to improve the experiences of LGBTQI+ students in Northern Ireland. Inclusivity can only be achieved by working with both staff and students.

Cara-Friend - The Inclusive Schools’ Charter

If you have any difficulties with the resources, please contact DDISS on