Last Updated: Friday, June 25, 2021

A summary of anti-bullying resources

What is this?

Find key information, resources, exemplification and links to resources related to preventing and responding to bullying.

Who is this for?

This overview is for all adults who work with children and young people and local authority managers. These materials will support professional learning and development work relating to anti-bullying.

Explore this resource

The following links will allow teachers and practitioners to access key information, resources and policies in order to support professional development.

  1. Key documents and policy drivers
  2. Professional learning
  3. Learning, teaching and assessment resources
  4. Interesting practice

Improvement questions

  • Does your local authority and school have an up to date anti-bullying policy which reflects the national anti-bullying policy?
  • To what extent does our establishment have a range of strategies to prevent and respond to bullying?
  • Are robust recording and monitoring of bullying incidents in place?

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Key documents and policy drivers

Respect for All - The National Approach to Anti-Bullying for Scotland's Children and Young People
This is the Scottish national anti-bullying policy.

Policy through to practice – Getting it right
This document provides anti-bullying policy guidance for schools and children and young people’s services. It is a practical guide, which takes organisations through the steps needed to develop/review their anti-bullying policies to ensure they are in step with the principles of Respect for All.

Race Equality Framework for Scotland 2016-2030
The Race Equality Framework for Scotland sets out the Scottish Government’s approach to promoting race equality and tackling racism and inequality between 2016 and 2030.

Anti-racist education - Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) briefing June 2018
This briefing paper from the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) aims to promote anti-racist education and inform members of examples of current anti-racist education practice in use across Scotland.

Supporting Young Eastern Europeans - research, policy and practice materials
The research aims to contribute to ongoing debates on migration and the future of UK in Europe post-Brexit, providing information for families, policy makers and practitioners.

Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People - Analysis of the 2017 survey for lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender young people
Analysis of a 2017 survey undertaken by LGBT Youth Scotland of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people living in Scotland.

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Professional learning

Bullying- It’s Never Acceptable - respectme
A online professional learning resource by respectme, Scotland’s anti-bullying service. Four modules supporting practitioners to recognise, respond and prevent bullying behaviour. An online alternative to respectme’s previous in-person training programme ‘Bullying…It’s Never Acceptable’.

Timeline: An anti-sectarian professional learning resource
Timeline (Religion, migration and society in the making of modern Scotland) is an anti-sectarian professional learning resource.

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Learning, teaching and assessment resources

#respectmeans – A learning resource that examines how developing respectful relationships can prevent bullying
This learning resource by Respect Me, Scotland's anti-bullying service, contains practical activities that can be used with children and young people aged 10-16 as part of wider learning around positive relationships and bullying behaviour.

Responding to bullying - What are my options?
This learning resource contains practical activities which can help children and young people aged 10-16 explore the options open to them if they or someone they know is being bullied.

Bullying - A guide for parents and carers
This booklet introduces adults to practical strategies to respond to and understand bullying behaviour.

Experiencing bullying behaviour
If your child has experienced bullying behaviour, this may include: being called names, teased, put down or threatened; being hit or hurt in some way; having belongings taken or damaged; being left out; online abuse and more.

Addressing Inclusion - Effectively Challenging Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
This resource provides information and guidance to school staff on addressing homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in Scottish schools and has been written to complement.

Supporting LGBT young people and those who are part of LGBT families
This overview provides a summary of key information, resources, exemplification and links to organisations related to LGBT issues.

Addressing inclusion - Effectively challenging racism in schools
This resource provides information and guidance to school staff on addressing racist bullying in Scottish schools.

Childline: Racism and racial bullying
This is a film resource in which children talk openly and honestly about racism, what they think causes it, and how it can be prevented. There is a link to a website with advice and activities.

Promoting race equality and anti-racist education
An overview of race equality and anti-racist education that covers what it is, why it is important and links to additional resources.

Tackling sectarianism - An overview of resources
This page provides a rationale and guidance for staff wishing to use ‘Tackling Sectarianism’ recommended resources. Links to all primary and secondary school resources are listed.

Childline and religious bullying
This links to a website which includes advice, films and activities related to religious bullying.

Exploring discrimination – third and fourth level
Young people will consider how some groups of people may be discriminated against and consider how to identify discriminatory behaviours.

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) - An overview
This practice exemplar describes the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) programme and provides links to videos, case studies and annual reports.

Social wellbeing and being kind online - primary
These activities will help your child learn about good online behaviour and begin to consider the potential consequences of hurtful or harmful behaviour online.

Social media boundaries - secondary
These activities are designed to help you learn more about social media and staying safe online.

Trusting online sources - second level
This activity introduces children to the reliability of information available online and asks them to question the source before believing or acting on information.

Staying safe online – second level
Children think about the various devices they use at home that access the internet, and what they use these devices for.

Online safety workshop for parents
respectme, Scotland's anti-bullying service, is delivering workshops and training for parents.

Safeguarding: identify, understand and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours in young people
This page is designed to help staff in schools and centres including education and training settings to identify, understand and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours in young people.

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Interesting practice

Nae Excuse: An anti-sectarian resource for informal settings by Parkhead Youth Project
Parkhead Youth Project has worked with young people age 8-18 years to raise awareness of sectarianism, prejudice, bigotry and discrimination.

Heritage and Inclusion Project - Supporting young women from Black, Minority, Ethnicity (BME) backgrounds in secondary school
Discover how one project is helping to reduce levels of isolation felt by young ethnic women in Edinburgh.

Clyde Pride LGBT Youth Group, Inverclyde
This example of CLD focuses on the development of Clyde Pride, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth group in Inverclyde.

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