Dawn Bowden AM is supporting anti bullying week, 12-16 of November. This year the organisers are encouraging everyone to ‘Choose Respect.” Encouraging people treat each other with respect.
As the Assembly Member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Dawn is asking residents to be particularly mindful of how they speak to each other online. Dawn said “we all need to be conscious of what we say and do online. It is far too easy to get drawn in to online arguments that can show a lack of respect, and can also be misused for bullying”.
Bullying can have an impact on people of all ages in school, in the workplace and online. This week we also celebrate World Kindness day. Treating people with kindness and respect can make huge difference to how people feel.
Dawn Bowden said “The consequences for the victims of bullying are demoralising, relentless and can be life changing.”
“Anti-bullying week helps to highlight the different organisations out there for people to get support from. If you are being bullied – please speak with someone you can trust”
“If you witness bullying please speak out”
“Let’s take a stand against bullying ‘Choose respect’ and say ‘NO’ to bullies.”
You can find out more about anti bullying week here