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10 Reasons why we Still Need Anti-Bullying Week

It’s Anti-Bullying Week!

From the 13th-17th of November, people all over the country will be reflecting on the issue of bullying. But, why do we need one designated week in a year to discuss issues surrounding bullying? Here are ten reasons:

1. Bullying affects more people than is commonly believed, it can take place anywhere, in any situation and absolutely no one is immune.

2. Contrary to popular belief, Bullying is not an outdated thing but in fact, it is a very current issue that loads of people are going through right now.

4. In a world which is becoming increasingly divided in some respects, it’s really important that we come together to overcome prejudice and discrimination in all its forms!

5. One of the most common reasons why a person will experience bullying is because of attitudes towards their appearance. The theme of Anti-Bullying Week this year is “All different, all equal.” This week is an opportunity for us all to celebrate our differences!

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3. Not only does bullying happen physically and verbally, it also increasingly takes place online. People who are bullied at school or work, now often are exposed to online bullying meaning that there really is little opportunity for escape.

6. Bullying has long-lasting, negative effects on a person’s mental health: 37% of people developed social anxiety after bullying, 36% developed depression and 24% developed suicidal thoughts.

7. By raising awareness of the catastrophic effects that bullying can have, we can help those most affected by it.

8. Anti-Bullying week is a time where we can come together to help those affected by bullying to overcome it and.

9. Anti-bullying week allows us to raise awareness to the work we do with those who bully to become better, happier and more understanding people instead of villainizing them. In doing so, we can overcome bullying all together.

10. Because if you’re going through it right now, just remember that you matter and we care (🌽 )

Find out more about Anti-Bullying week:

Anti-Bullying Week 2017

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