Anti Bullying Week takes place in November every year, and during that week we celebrate World Kindness Day, an internationally recognised day to encourage kind and thoughtful acts at home and across the community. It is, however, an important and relevant theme throughout the year and we have gathered together a selection of books to provide further reading.
This year the theme for Anti-Bullying Week was Change Starts With Us. The Anti-Bullying Alliance has a full programme of events and activities for the week including Odd Socks Day, a fun opportunity for children to express their individuality, and Stop Speak Support to focus on cyber-bullying.
You can find resources for these events and more information on the growing problem of cyberbullying, how it can affect kids and adults, and the ensuing mental health-related problems at www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
World Kindness Day was introduced by the World Kindness Movement in 1998 to highlight, unite and promote good deeds within the community and in day to day life.
There are many ways to take part and schools across the country will be holding special events including making kindness cards and encouraging random acts of kindness.
You can find out more at kindnessuk.com