The DVD contains three-and-a half-hours of clips of children and
young people giving their views on the impact of bullying.
The clips are from interviews
recorded by roving reporters from the young people’s office who
spent last year’s Anti-Bullying Week speaking to youngsters from
city primary and secondary schools, youth clubs and Peterborough
Children and young people were asked
three questions: does bullying change people’s lives; how would you
stop bullying and have you ever been bullied. Their answers have
been condensed into two and three minute clips. The DVD also
contains singing, rapping and drama performances.
Sir Albert said: “I would like to
congratulate you on producing this DVD which will be a great
resource for tackling bullying.
“Children and young people regularly
tell me about the huge impact of bullying on their lives and those
of their friends in school, at home and in their neighbourhoods.
“I know from my own experience of
being bullied at school how hurtful it can be. Your DVD will
encourage adults and children to come together to focus on defeating
“We must support children and young
people to have the confidence to speak out against bullies and help
teachers, schools and those working with children and young people
to have the tools to identify bullying and take action to stop it.
“I fully support this DVD which I am
sure will also help children and young people to respect themselves
and others and work towards a future where no-one suffers at the
hands of bullies. I wish you every success.”
The DVD also impressed the
Anti-Bullying Alliance and now staff, volunteers and youngsters from
the young people’s office have now been asked to take part in the
first ever World International Anti-bullying Festival in Weston
super Mare in Somerset on Monday 20 November and Tuesday 21
Peter Rouncefield, a curriculum
specialist youth worker for Peterborough City Council’s youth
service who runs the young people’s office, said: “The DVD is a
really useful resource for everyone who works with children and
young people from teachers to youth workers because it gives them
the tools to start a discussion within their own environment.
“It is also a very good resource
because it has material that can used with children and young people
of all ages.”
Peterborough City Council’s
children’s services staff, schools, and children and young people
have organised a range of activities to mark Anti-Bullying Week 2006
In Peterborough, staff from
children’s services will be pedalling for pledges. A team of staff
and some students will be cycling around all Peterborough schools to
collect their signed anti-bullying charters which.
There will also be a Say No To
Bullying display in Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough and the
Town Hall in Bridge Street, Peterborough.
Many schools will also be taking
part in Blue Friday on 24 November –when pupils and school staff are
urged to wear blue to show their commitment to stopping bullying.