Eden’s Blog about the NIABF Young Person Advisory Group
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by Aoife Nic Colaim
1y ago
Hello everyone! My Name is Eden. I’m 19 years old and I have been a member of the NIABF Young Person Advisory Group since June 2021.   I found out about the group through my school’s Twitter page. After having experienced bullying in primary school, as well as a few years prior to joining the group in my local sports club, I really wanted to do something to help tackle the issue and help raise awareness. I must admit that I was really nervous and unsure what to expect before the first meeting as I’d never been part of an advisory group before. However, from the very start I was put at eas ..read more
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Anti-Bullying Week 2021 Creative Arts Competition Winners
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by Aoife Nic Colaim
2y ago
We are delighted to announce the winners and runners up of the Anti-Bullying Week 2021 Creative Arts Competition! NIABF Young Advisors have created a video to celebrate the success of our Anti-Bullying Week 2021 Creative Arts Competition winners and showcase their fabulous work.  Huge congratulations! In addition, we have put together an assembly presentation, which winning schools/organisations can use to celebrate their winners. http://www.endbullying.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/ABW21-Creative-Arts-Competition-Assembly-Presentation.pptx  We thoroughly enjoyed looking at eac ..read more
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Anti-Bullying Week 2021 Theme
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by Owen Whitford
3y ago
One Kind Word   The Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) coordinates Anti-Bullying Week in Northern Ireland and we are very pleased to announce that the theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2021, which is taking place from Monday 15th to Friday 19TH November, as One Kind Word. The theme has been developed across all four nations of UK and included the support of children in young people in the designing and messaging. Read our Anti-Bullying Week 2021 Manifesto: Ask if someone’s OK. Say you’re sorry. Just say hey.    In a world that can sometimes feel like it’s filled with negati ..read more
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Anti-Bullying Week 2020 Creative Arts Competition Winners
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by Jenny Reid
3y ago
We are delighted to announce the winners and runners up of the Anti-Bullying Week 2020 Creative Arts Competition! As we are not having a prize-giving ceremony this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have created this film to celebrate the success of our Anti-Bullying Week 2020 Creative Arts Competition winners.  Huge congratulations! In addition, we have put together an assembly presentation, which winning schools/organisations can use to celebrate their winners. ABW20-Creative-Arts-Competition-2020-Assembly-Presentation-1Download We thoroughly enjoyed looking at each and every en ..read more
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Recruitment of NIABF Coordinator
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by smartsadmin
3y ago
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and capable individual to co-ordinate the NI Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF).    You will be working with over 20 regional statutory and voluntary sector organisations, all acting together to end bullying of children and young people in our schools and in our communities. This interagency group is hosted by National Children’s Bureau (NCB) and funded by the Department of Education. You will develop the profile, role and activities of NIABF, work closely with external partners and networks, lead on Anti Bullying Week and ensure t ..read more
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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
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by smartsadmin
4y ago
  A Tribute to Professor Dan Olweus As we celebrate this year’s Anti-Bullying Week, it is fitting that we pause to pay tribute to the founding figure of bullying research, Professor Dan Olweus, who passed away in September 2020. It is difficult to overstate the significance of Olweus’ anti-bullying work.  Olweus was the first to identify that bullying was a phenomenon which required systematic study in order to prevent and reduce incidents.  Until his work, little attention has been paid to bullying and it was largely accepted as an inescapable, normal part of growing up. His wo ..read more
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United Against Bullying
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by smartsadmin
4y ago
Guest Blog Post We’ve all felt alone at times. We’ve all felt lonely. But for those who suffer through bullying, they may feel constantly alone and isolated because of the harsh negativity they face. For many people, this feeling of loneliness and separation may have been increased over the lockdown period. Children who experience bullying behaviours may have lost their support system, whether that has been through school or through their friends. This can create a further divide between children experiencing bullying behaviours and those around them, further enforcing the solitary and disconn ..read more
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Anti-Bullying Week 2020
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by Owen Whitford
4y ago
In the midst of uncertainty, one thing’s for sure… Anti-Bullying Week 2020 will take place from Monday 16th November – Friday 20th November 2020! The Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) coordinates Anti-Bullying Week in Northern Ireland and we are very pleased to announce that the theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is United Against Bullying. Read our Anti-Bullying Week 2020 manifesto for change: This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge. Anti-Bullying Week is no different. Bullying has a long ..read more
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NIABF at the World Anti-Bullying Forum
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by Lee Kane
5y ago
Earlier this summer, Lee Kane, Regional Coordinator of the Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum, traveled to Dublin for the second World Anti-Bullying Forum Conference.   Lee was selected to present a poster exhibit showcasing the journey of the Addressing Bullying in Schools Act (NI) 2016, under the title ‘Building Cross-Sector Bridges in the Development of Anti-Bullying Legislation, Policy and Practice in Northern Ireland’. The poster highlighted the 6-year process, from the raising of concerns relating to anti-bullying practices in schools in Northern Ireland, through lobbying and campaigni ..read more
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Anti-Bullying Week 2019
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by Lee Kane
5y ago
Anti-Bullying Week, which is coordinated by the Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum, takes place on the week beginning 11 November 2019.  The focus of Anti-Bullying Week 2019 is on the theme ‘Change Starts With Us‘. Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood. By making small, simple changes, we can break this cycle and create a safe environment for everyone, where everyone is heard. Because together, we can end bullying. Change starts here. Change starts now. Change starts with us. Fu ..read more
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