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Does your school do enough to deal with bullying?

10th - 17th November 2023

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Total votes


5-11 votes


11-16+ votes

For this VoteTopic, voters marked Anti-Bullying Week by reflecting on the policies and schemes in place to help tackle bullying, both in school and in the workplace. The theme for this year's Anti-Bullying Week was "Make a Noise About Bullying" and it took place between 13th - 17th November 2023.

Primary & Secondary voters considered, “Does your school do enough to deal with bullying?”, whilst 16+ & College voters discussed, “Is enough being done to tackle workplace bullying?”

anti-bullying week 23 child

Age 5-11

"We believe that our school has a lot of support around school. We have Talk Time Champions, trusted adults and lots of information provided in assemblies. We have a Buddy Bench which is on the playground to support children who need a friend."

anti-bullying week 23 teen

Age 11-16

"Students feel that you have to report bullying too many times before the school takes action. The school prioritises superficial issues over bullying (e.g. uniform etc)."

anti-bullying week 23 student

Age 16+

"We found the "grey area" to be an important part of the issue. Different people in different situations need different ways of handling bullying; a workplace cannot catch all the possible issues with a simple bullying policy."