Your guide to Anti-Bullying
Since 2011, The Diana Award has trained over 40,000 young people across the UK to stand up to bullying as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in their schools and communities. We do this using a peer-led approach, giving young people the skills, tools and knowledge to be the Upstander to all forms of bullying behaviour.
Our training days engage up to 150 students from different schools through a mix of anti-bullying activities, games, videos and action plans dedicated to students making a difference and taking on more responsibility as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in their school and wider community. We also have CPD-accredited training for staff members, as we know how important a whole-school approach is to making anti-bullying campaigns a success.
This sounds great! How do I get involved?
We’re always looking for new schools to engage in our programme and train new Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. We want as many young people as possible to join our family of Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and you could be next! Register your interest to attend a free training day at https://diana-award.org.uk/anti-bullying-training/
Is there anything I can do in the meantime?
There are lots of ways you can begin you anti-bullying journey! To become an Upstander in your school, community and online, here are some of our top tips:
- Challenge any harmful or offensive behaviour you see or hear while making sure you stay safe
- Don’t like or share any hurtful content you see online
- Offer your support to anyone you think may be experiencing bullying behaviour. Even just asking ‘how are you?’ or sending a message of support can make a big difference.
- Spread positivity both online and offline
- Be the change you’d like to see in the world
We also have a vast array of useful resources on our website, aimed at students, staff and parents which cover all things Anti-Bullying, from LGBTQ+ awareness to digital wellbeing, mental health and body shaming. This includes lesson plans for teachers and a Parent Guide, looking at supporting your children in navigating the online world safely. Take a look to see how our resources can help you on your anti-bullying journey!