Schools minister Stephen Twigg joined forces this week with BBC
Radio One and the Anti-Bullying Alliance to launch the first ever
week of action against bullying in schools.
The Department for Education and Skills will promote special
anti-bullying wristbands through a new information film with
celebrities – including X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne – reading
lines from a poem written by a victim of bullying for broadcast on
national TV to show young people they are not alone.
New research from Parentline Plus to coincide with the launch finds
that parents of bullies fear they are losing control and are
struggling with high stress levels. The charity is calling for
anti-bullying policies and work to be based on a whole family