Anti-Bullying Week

The Anti-Bullying Alliance definition of bullying is: “the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online”

Bullying behaviour can be:

Physical – pushing, poking, kicking, hitting, biting, pinching etc.
Verbal  – name calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, threats, teasing, belittling.
Emotional – isolating others, tormenting, hiding books, threatening gestures,  ridicule, humiliation, intimidating, excluding, manipulation and coercion.
Sexual – unwanted physical contact, inappropriate touching, abusive comments, homophobic abuse, exposure to inappropriate films etc.
Online /cyber – posting on social media, sharing photos, sending nasty text messages, social exclusion
Indirect – Can include the exploitation of individuals.



Related events

  • 01/08/16 - 03/08/16 All day

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be engaging in a series of Kitchen Fire Safety initiatives across the Shrub End area on 1st - 3rd August. There will be a static display of fire appliances and  kitchen fire related information at St Cedds Church Hall, Iceni Way, Colchester CO2 9BZ from approx. 10am to 3pm on all 3 days.

    At the same time other Essex Fire personnel will be knocking on doors throughout Shrub End ward offering advice on home fire safety focussing on kitchen safety and if appropriate fitting free some alarms. 

    Feedback and photo from the event - published 9th August 2016

    It proved to be a very successful event; initial figures for the 3 days are as follows
    • 814 properties visited by Essex Fire personnel
    • 35 properties fitted with new smoke alarms during the 3 days all free of charge
    • A further 38 properties booked visits for us to fit free smoke alarms  ( of these 4 were Sensory alarms for people who are hard of hearing)
    • Kitchen safety talk undertaken in Sheltered accommodation complex
    • Advice given to local residents who visited the central display area (St Cedds church hall) and also at the local shops


  • 07/10/16 09:00 - 07/10/16 16:00

    Rowhedge is the focus for the 21st Community Day of Action, taking place on Friday 7 October 2016. This will be the third Day of Action where community groups have taken the lead on priorities to tackle issues of local concern.
    East Donyland Parish Council will work alongside the Safer Colchester Partnership (SCP) and take to the streets to address a range of issues identified as a priority by local residents, including:
    • Speeding vehicles, parking issues and potholes
    • Dogs and dog fouling
    • Improving the local street scene, greenswards and footpaths
    • Anti-social behaviour, littering and vandalism
    Other activities planned for the day include free dog microchipping, free smoke alarm fitting and a cooking fire-safety demo. Residents are also invited to discuss matters of personal interest or local concern with representatives of Essex Police, Colchester Borough Council, Colchester CVS, Age UK Essex, Colchester Borough Homes, Recycle for Essex, Trading Standards, Essex Youth Service, Wivenhoe Repair Café and Essex University VTeam. Colchester United FC's mascot, Eddie the Eagle, will also be on hand to greet the public.
    Organisers expect the Rowhedge Day of Action to create a number of legacy benefits, including Neighbourhood Watch and Community Speed Watch schemes, the development of community gardens at Heath Road and Rectory Road, and the renovation of Shipyard Corner.


  • 07/02/17 All day
    No additional details for this event.
  • 13/09/17 10:00 - 13/09/17 12:00

    Local Community Meetings (LCM) are multi agency problem solving groups, working alongside the local community to address crime, anti-social behaviour and quality of life issues.

  • 13/09/17 14:00 - 13/09/17 16:00

    Local Community Meetings (LCM) are multi agency problem solving groups, working alongside the local community to address crime, anti-social behaviour and quality of life issues.

  • 04/10/17 14:00 - 04/10/17 16:00

    Local Community Meetings (LCM) are multi agency problem solving groups, working alongside the local community to address crime, anti-social behaviour and quality of life issues.

  • 04/10/17 17:15 - 04/10/17 19:15

    Local Community Meetings (LCM) are multi agency problem solving groups, working alongside the local community to address crime, anti-social behaviour and quality of life issues.

  • 14/10/17 - 21/10/17 All day

    National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017 will take place from 14th to 21st October.

    Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation are hate crimes and should be reported to the police.

    Hate crimes can include:
    • threatening behaviour
    • assault
    • robbery
    • damage to property
    • inciting others to commit hate crimes
    • harassment

    Stop Hate UK is a national organisation working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity.



  • 18/10/17 All day

    A $32 billion annual industry, trafficking is a type of slavery that involves the transport or trade of people for the purpose of work.
    According to the UN, about 2.5 million people around the world are ensnared in the web of human trafficking at any given time.
    Trafficking impacts people of all backgrounds and people are trafficked for a variety of purposes. Men are often trafficked into hard labour jobs, while children are trafficked into labour positions in textile, agriculture and fishing industries. Women and girls are typically trafficked into the commercial sex industry i.e. prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation.

    Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October 2017, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem. It was created by the Anti-Slavery Day Act, a Private Members Bill introduced Anthony Steen CBE, now Chair of the Human Trafficking Foundation.

    Each year more and more charities, individuals, local authorities and police forces take action to mark Anti-Slavery Day.

    The Human Trafficking Foundation hosts Anti-Slavery Day Awards to recognise journalists, filmmakers and broadcasters who have exposed issues of modern slavery, and to celebrate organisations and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the fight against modern slavery. Find out more by visiting


  • 13/11/17 - 17/11/17 All day

    Anti-Bullying Week in England is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and this year takes place from the 13th-17th November. Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year.

    The theme this year is ‘Power for Good’ with the following key aims:
    To support children and young people to use their Power for Good – by understanding the ways in which they are powerful  and encouraging individual and collective action to stop bullying and create the best world possible.

    To help parents and carers to use their Power for Good – through supporting children with issues relating to bullying and working together with schools to stop bullying.
    To encourage all teachers, school support staff and youth workers to use their Power for Good – by valuing the difference they can make in a child’s life, and taking individual and collective action to prevent bullying and create safe environments where children can thrive.

  • 13/11/17 - 19/11/17 All day

    The aim of Alcohol Awareness Week is to get people thinking about alcohol – how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.

    Did you know that:

    • In the UK, in 2015 there were 8,758 alcohol-related deaths (around 14 per 100,000 people). The mortality rates are highest among people aged 55-64.
    • Alcohol misuse is the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability among 15-49 year-olds in the UK, and the fifth biggest risk factor across all ages.
    • Alcohol harms are estimated to cost the NHS around £3.5 billion annually.
    • Alcohol is a causal factor in more than 60 medical conditions, including: mouth, throat, stomach, liver and breast cancers; high blood pressure, cirrhosis of the liver; and depression
    • In England and Wales, 63% of all alcohol-related deaths in 2014 were caused by alcoholic liver disease.
    • The number of older people between the ages of 60 and 74 admitted to hospitals in England with mental and behavioural disorders associated with alcohol use has risen by over 150% in the past ten years, while the figure for 15-59 years old has increased by 94%
    • Of the estimated 595,000 dependent drinkers in England, around 145,000 were in treatment in 2015, a fall of about 5% on the previous year.  Of these, around 60% successfully completed treatment.
    • Victims believed the offender(s) to be under the influence of alcohol in over half (53%) of all violent incidents, or 704,000 offences.
    • 64% of stranger violence, and 70% of violent incidents in the weekends, evenings and night are alcohol-related.
    • Alcohol-related crime in the UK is estimated to cost between £8bn and £13bn per year.
    • In 2015, there were over 8,000 casualties of drink driving accidents in the UK in 2013, including 220 fatalities and 1,160 serious injuries.
    • In 2014, 38% of school pupils (aged 11-15) said that they had drunk alcohol at least once, down from 62% in 1988. Of these, 8% of 11 year-olds reporting ever having drunk alcohol, compared to 69% of 15 year-olds.
    • 1% of 11 year-olds and 18% of 15 year-olds report drinking in the previous week. Mean consumption for 14 year-olds who report drinking in the previous week is 11.3 units.
  • 16/11/17 10:00 - 16/11/17 12:00

    Local Community Meetings (LCM) are multi agency problem solving groups, working alongside the local community to address crime, anti-social behaviour and quality of life issues.

  • 20/11/17 - 26/11/17 All day

    Our roads are dangerous places, where hundreds of deaths and serious injuries take place every week. But by changing our driving behaviour, we can help to make our villages, towns and cities safer places to be. Every action that we take, as a driver or as a passenger, can change the outcome of a journey and the future of a family.

  • 30/11/17 14:00 - 30/11/17 16:00

    Local Community Meetings (LCM) are multi agency problem solving groups, working alongside the local community to address crime, anti-social behaviour and quality of life issues.

  • 02/12/17 All day

    The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949).
    The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

  • 06/02/18 All day

    Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”.

    Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.

  • 23/04/18 - 27/04/18 All day

    More than 15,000 people die as a result of accidents across the UK each year, while many thousands more are seriously injured.

    So finding out about some common causes of accidents and the simple steps you can take to prevent them could be one of the most important things you do for your loved ones. RoSPA’s (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Family Safety Week will help you do this.

  • 05/11/18 All day

    Bonfire night is full of fun and excitement but it is also the night of the year which creates the most risk of fire. By following a few simple safety tips you can make sure that you have a safe and enjoyable evening.

    Always follow the fireworks code and you won’t go too far wrong:

    The Firework Code

    • Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114.
    • Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks.
    • Keep fireworks in a closed non-flammable box.
    • Follow the instructions on each firework.
    • Light them at arm’s length, using a taper.
    • Stand well back.
    • Never go near a firework that has been lit. Even if it hasn’t gone off, it could still explode.
    • Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them.
    • Always supervise children around fireworks.
    • Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves.
    • Never give sparklers to a child under five.
    • Keep pets indoors.
    • Don’t set off noisy fireworks late at night and never after 11pm.

  • 06/10/19 - 13/10/19 All day

    The National Rural Crime Network is supporting the Rural Crime Week of Action being organised by police forces across the country between Sunday 6th and Sunday 13th October 2019.

    The aim of the week is to put the work being done to identify and tackle rural and wildlife crime in the spotlight and encourage more support for the efforts ensure communities across rural Britain are safe and feel safe.

    To coincide with Rural Crime Week of Action  Colchester Borough Council in collaboration with the Safer Colchester Partnership are launching their Safer Rural Communities Toolkit and Safer Rural Communities Fund.

  • 08/11/19 All day

    The first UK Rural Crime Day of Action is taking place today.

    Organised by the National Police Chiefs’ Council, there are events and activities taking place in forces across rural England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    Make sure you’re following your local force to find out what’s happening where you live.

    Here at the National Rural Crime Network, we’re committed to supporting the efforts to tackle crime in rural areas so that people are safe – and feel safe.

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