When is Odd Socks Day 2019? What the anti-bullying week event means, and how to take part

This week marks Anti Bullying Week, a week long event organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance to raise awareness of the damage bullying can do, particularly to young children in schools. iNews reports.

“Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person,” say the organisers, “bullying has a significant impact on a child’s life well in to adulthood.”

This year’s week runs from Monday 11 November to Friday 15 November, and has the theme “Change Starts With Us”.

Odd Socks day usually takes place on the first day of Anti Bullying Week each year. However, this year, the day has been moved back to Tuesday 12 November, to avoid clashing with Remembrance Day.

Teachers and school staff looking to get involved with Anti Bullying Week should head to the event’s website.

“This year the goal is to inform schools and settings, children and young people, parents and carers to know that it takes a collective responsibility to stop bullying,” say the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

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  1. Self Harming is done more by Teenage’s, so why have we got, ‘Andy And The Odd Socks, from CBeebies’,who, is watched by the ‘under 8 year old’s ? ??
    We must Empower children/Teenagers, to be able to ignore and disregard bullying, which they can do if they are Empowered with confidence and self esteem in themselves and by listening to just such a positive message/song:

    ‘Me My Body And I’ by Mick J. Clark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCbPpfIGk-s

    Just a voice, telling children what they need to hear when they are feeling down and depressed because of being bullied.
    And ‘Pity the bully’, he has way more problems than you do.

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