The theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week is ‘One Kind Word.’
Kindness is more important today than it has ever been. The isolation of the last year has underlined how little acts of consideration can break down barriers and brighten the lives of the people around us. This is one of the reasons, that ‘One Kind Word’ has been chosen as the theme of Anti-Bullying Week
“In a world that can sometimes feel like it’s filled with negativity, one kind word can provide a moment of hope. It can be a turning point. It can change someone’s perspective. It can change their day. It can change the course of a conversation and break the cycle of bullying.
Best of all, one kind word leads to another. Kindness fuels kindness. So from the playground to Parliament, and from our phones to our homes, together, our actions can fire a chain reaction that powers positivity.
It starts with one kind word. It starts today.”
Gloucestershire FA Designated Safeguarding Officer, Hugh Feltham said this about Anti-Bullying Week: “We have been supporting Anti-Bullying Week for many years and we are proud to show our support again this year.
The importance of promoting the message around anti-bullying is not lost on the Gloucestershire FA. By emphasising and raising awareness of the negative effect bullying can have, we can equip our young players with the knowledge and tools around promoting positive and respectful behaviour not just on the pitch but also off the pitch.
We are asking our Clubs and Leagues to promote and spread this message. One kind word can go a long way to lifting someone’s spirits, let’s all share one kind word and help foster a positive environment for all.
If anyone, player, parent, coach or club official feels uncomfortable about any behaviour, tell someone about it as soon as they can.”
For direct support in dealing with bullying issues within youth football please contact your Club Welfare Officer or get in touch with the Gloucestershire FA Designated Safeguarding Officer - Hugh Feltham 👇