Anti-Bullying Network News
Issue Eight, Spring 2005


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- Democracy newsletter with SSEN
- Joint ABN & SSEN Newsletter March 2004
- Newsletter 7

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This newsletter was edited by Kate Betney and designed by MALTS

Surf Board

Bullying: identify, cope and preventThink You Know is a website produced by the Home Office, with interactive material for young people on how to stay safe while having fun online. It includes sections for parents and carers.

Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now! This interactive US website is designed by and for young people and provides information about bullying - what we know about it and what young people can do to stop it. In addition to information and tips this website encourages young people to get involved through animated web characters and games.

Upper primary pupils, parents and staff at Strathburn Primary in Aberdeenshire taking positive action to tackle bullying in their schoolPersonal feedback from a P7 teacher who used the Upper Primary book in the series 'Bullying: identify, cope and prevent' published by Prim-Ed: 'It was an invaluable and core resource. I found it so easy to use - in particular the questionnaire for pupils and the letter home to parents which directly involved them in our anti-bullying work', said Fiona Napier, teacher at Strathburn Primary School, Aberdeenshire.


What research tells us about bullying

In 2002 Barnardos published a review of bullying research which provides brief details of some recent UK studies covering aspects such as risk and protective factors, the impact of bullying and school based interventions. This report is available online.

In 2002, the charity NCH carried out a national survey into text bullying. For information about this survey and for advice and tips about text bullying (including links to other UK websites) see the information section of the NCH website. NCH is conducting further research into text bullying in 2005, in partnership with Tesco Mobile and Computers For Schools.

How Good is our Ethos?

Joint Anti-Bullying and Scottish Schools Ethos Networks' conference to be held on Tuesday 7 June 2005, at the University of Edinburgh Pollock Halls.

How Good is our Ethos?A positive ethos is not only key for effective work in schools, it influences how schools see their role in the local community and their relationships with parents and families. With the exciting new developments currently taking place in Scottish education it is time to look forward to ways in which ethos can be used as a connecting theme across a number of school activities.

The conference aims:

  • To reconsider the range of issues which are grouped under the heading of ethos.
  • To explore how schools have used the concept of ethos to help them make connections between their formal and informal curricula and their in and out-of-school commitments.
  • To suggest how the concept of ethos might continue to play a useful part in the improvement of schools and other institutions which serve the interests of young people in Scotland.

The conference is aimed at adult members of wider school communities. The keynote speaker is Professor John MacBeath, Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of Cambridge.