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Stamping out bullying in Scotland

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​Respect Me launches Anti-Bullying Week

Ending the scourge of bullying will be the aim of a week-long series of events.

Anti-Bullying Week (13-17 November) sees the launch of a new #respectmeans campaign and an Anti-Bullying Practice Exchange event in Glasgow.

This brought together over 100 practitioners and young people from across Scotland to share how they prevent and respond to bullying in their schools and communities.

Delegates explored how respectful cultures and environments are critical to preventing bullying.

#respectmeans is a social media campaign which urges everyone to play their part in preventing bullying by joining a national conversation and sharing what respect means to them.

Organisers Respect Me, Scotland’s anti-bullying agency, wants parents, carers, teachers, practitioners, MSPs and children and young people to lend their voices to the campaign.

They are asking people to personalise the #respectmeans template, taking a photo and uploading it to Twitter and/or Facebook using hashtag #respectmeans and tagging @_respectme.

You can show support for #respectmeans and anti-bullying in Scotland, by adding a Twibbon to their social media profiles.

People can also share the campaign video (see above) via their own networks and encourage family, friends and colleagues to participate in the conversation.

Katie Rafferty, director of Respect Me said: “Respect is key to all our relationships – both online and offline – and it should be at the heart of how we treat each other. Our Anti-Bullying Week campaign, #respectmeans, is a reminder that each and every one of us plays a vital role in creating the respectful cultures in our schools and communities which prevent bullying.”