Proud to be a Core Member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance
Pyjama Drama were extremely proud to be accepted as Core Members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance in May 2021. The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying.
The ABA has three main areas of work:
- Supporting learning and sharing best practice through membership;
- Raising awareness of bullying through Anti-Bullying Week and other coordinated, shared campaigns;
- Delivering programme work at a national and local level to help stop bullying and bring lasting change to children's lives;
The alliance provide expertise in relation to all forms of bullying between children and young people. The Anti-Bullying Alliance was established by the NSPCC and the National Children's Bureau in 2002 and is hosted by the National Children's Bureau.
The ABA's objectives:
- To raise the profile of bullying and the effect it has on the lives of children and young people.
- To create a climate in which everyone agrees that bullying is unacceptable.
- To make sure that teachers, youth practitioners, parents, carers, children and young people have the skills and knowledge to address bullying effectively
The ABA's values:
- believes bullying in any form is wrong and should not be tolerated, and that any environment that encourages bullying, or shows indifference to prejudice and discrimination is unacceptable;
- believes bullying is a behaviour choice and that anyone can be encouraged to change their behaviour;
- believes all children and young people have intrinsic value and worth and we embrace their uniqueness and autonomy;
- respects difference and welcome diversity in our children, young people and in society in general, and believe our work should be inclusive of all;
- believes children and young people should have the right to feel safe, secure and valued, and that creating a safe environment and dealing with bullying is our shared responsibility;
- believes children and young people should actively participate in decisions that affect them and should be supported in taking responsibility for their choices and subsequent actions;
- supports a range of positive strategies to deal with bullying and actively challenge the use of humiliation, fear, ridicule and other similar approaches in an effort to reduce bullying;
- works within the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Articles 14 and 28); and
- believes that people should be treated with respect and courtesy.
The alliance works to achieve their objectives in three key ways:
- Policy and advocacy work - partnership building, policy development and media work.
- Building the evidence base for effective practice- encouraging research and evaluation to identify what works; collecting and sharing effective practice; supporting new developments and innovations in line with the evidence.
- Information sharing - disseminating and sharing information through our membership and developing resources for schools and other organisations that work with children and young people.
Find out more about the ABA at https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/