Next week (17-21Nov) is Anti-Bullying week across the UK with a theme of “Let’s Stop Bullying For All”
The BWA are working with the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) and the Anti-Bullying Alliance (link) to encourage everyone, young and old, to think about the role they can play in ending bullying in our wrestling clubs and in our communities.
Posters and fact sheets to assist clubs and their Safeguarding Officer with any allegation of bullying within clubs have been made available at the following link (Please follow link)
All clubs and Safeguarding Officers have been alerted to a FREE “webinar”, the CPSU have organised – about empowering sport to tackle bullying.
This webinar will look at practical ways of addressing bullying behaviour in sport and how the different people involved can be empowered to create a culture where bullying cannot thrive.
Webinar time: Nov 17, 2014 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
For details of how to register (Please follow link)
For those who have not taken part in a webinar before a link and code will be sent to you so that you can log on to the event. You will not be expected to speak as those conducting the presentation are the only ones who can, however questions can be typed during the webinar for discussion either at an appropriate point or at the end of the presentation. Often questions are collated, answered and distributed to attendees together with slides from the presentation within a couple of days of the event.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance’s vision is “Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.”
To remind ourselves, bullying is “the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.”
For more information about Anti-Bullying Week and an information pack with ideas of what wrestling clubs can do throughout the week, visit the Anti-Bullying Alliance (link)
To mark Anti-Bullying week, British Wrestling is, for the first time, bringing in a new Anti-Bullying Policy which should be endorsed before the end of the week! (See link to draft policy)
If you have any issues or would like to become more involved in an anti-bullying workshop, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org