Bullying affects up to a third of all young people in the UK. And it can be devastating, even for younger children. This means that some of the young people that are in Scouting in Bedford may have suffered in the past – or may be suffering right now.
Section Leaders can help. This is why BeatBullying, the UK’s leading bullying prevention charity has teamed up with The Scout Association on an exciting new initiative which will provide Leaders with training on bullying, its effects and how it can be tackled. This will enable Leaders to keep their young people safe, and empower them to help make bullying unacceptable.
Anti-Bullying Week 2012 is 19 – 23 November.
There are a number of ways for us in Bedford to get involved. Beaver, Cub and Scout sections which complete the sessions will receive an exclusive BeatBullying Champions’ certificate.
This will help sections to run activities leading up to Anti-Bullying Week 2012. There is a limited number of hard copy resources available, they will be sent out on a first come basis in early October. Alternatively they will be downloadable from http://www.beatbullying.org/scouts
There is online training available to help Scouting volunteers think about anti-bullying to help them feel confident when leading anti-bullying sessions with the Scouts that they lead. They will be held across a number of evenings, and all that is needed is a computer and broadband access to the internet.
Scouters interested in becoming involved should complete the online form.