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5 ways to drown out the bullies during Anti-bullying week 2016

Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me...

By Rebecca Shepherd, 17 November 2016
5 ways to drown out the bullies during Anti-bullying week 2016

As November progresses not only does it signal the countdown until Christmas, but for one week in the month it also marks Anti-Bullying Week 2016.

But bullying doesn’t just affect children – it can happen to adults too

Taking place this week, the theme of this year’s campaign is ‘power for good’ and the organisers, Anti-Bullying Alliance, are encouraging schools, organisations and individuals to show their support by wearing blue on November 18 and donating to Bullying UK.

This can be anything from blue jeans, a blue top or you could wear something really out there and stand out for bullying.

When you think of bullies you may think of a towering brute in the school play ground who is running riot and terrifying all the smaller children in his or her way.

But bullying doesn’t just affect children in the playground, it can happen to adults too - and in the 21st century with the introduction of the internet, social media and chat rooms it can make cyber bullying even easier to occur.

We saw only a couple of months ago Michelle Obama gave (what many called) the most powerful speech of the 2016 Presidential Race and she provided presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign with its unofficial slogan 'When They Go Low; We Go High'.

To deal with any negative situations that might come your way, we’ve listed some of our favourite inspirational and empowering statements that you can use to overcome them. 

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