12 November 2018

Mount Carmel High School are once again participating in the Anti-Bullying Alliance week long campaign with a theme of ‘Choose Respect’. A certificate confirming support of the programme has been provided to the school and listed on the Anti-Bullying Alliance website.

Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online.

Through the Anti-Bullying Alliance the aims of this week are to support schools and other settings to help children and young people, school staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand:

  • The definition of respect
  • That bullying is a behaviour choice
  • That we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other
  • That we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online

Mount Carmel High School will be showing a video on cyber bullying to all pupils in form time and ask pupils to complete worksheets or write positive messages to be included on an anti-bullying wall. The week will conclude with a non-uniform ‘blue’ day.