Category Archives: well-being

Anti-Bullying Film

We wanted to make anti-bullying film for primary aged children. We asked ourselves the question “What makes children safe and happy?” We came up with lots of answers: play, sun, love, books and pets for example. 

However, we also think that all children should know how to report bullying if it ever happens to them.  Why? Because research shows that primary students with Special Educational Needs are twice as likely to be bullied than their peers. 

You can read a BBC news report about this research here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-27902500

You can read a report by the Institute of Education here: http://repec.ioe.ac.uk/REPEc/pdf/qsswp1411.pdf

In this post, the inclusive group AbPhab describes how we made the film.
By Shannon, Julia, Andre and Hayley. 


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Everyone at AbPhab made a stop motion film.

Some young people came up with ideas for the film.

Some young people made props.

Other people used a camera to shoot the film.

We all worked as a team and everyone had fun.

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Our film has a very positive message about children and safety.

We hope that adults and children will watch our film and smile.

We hope that people will learn from our film.

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We made a list of how to keep children safe and happy. shane

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We thought that children are happy if they have things like pets, love, friends, music, places to play and healthy food.

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Children need help to stay safe as they grow up. They should know what to do when they are bullied. We think that adults, parents, teachers and carers should tell children to report bullying.

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Reporting is important. Reporting helps us understand when, how and why young people are bullied. Disabled primary children in the UK are more likely to be bullied than other children.

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Together, we can STOP bullying if we REPORT bullying.

Reporting must be accessible for all children. This means that children who need help with writing, speaking, communicating or remembering should have easy ways to report bullying.

Here is our film:

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Last night members of AbPhab talked about making a film for anti-bullying week.

AbPhab people from all ages (11 – 30)  helped with planning the film.

Anti-bullying week starts on the 17th of November and it finishes on the 21st of November.

Our film will tell people how to stay healthy, happy and safe.

Our friend, Sarah, helped us plan our film. Sarah is an artist. You can see Sarah’s website here: http://frizzlecircle.blogspot.co.uk

We wrote down all our ideas about staying happy and safe.

Chloe said that playing with her cousins made her smile.

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Shannon said that talking to friends made her feel happy.

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Andre said that reading comics and meditating made him feel good.

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We had lots of ideas.

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We wrote them all down.

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Here is our list of ways that young people can be safe, happy and well.

  • Play games
  • Make art
  • Dress up
  • Go on stage
  • Dance
  • Talk to friends
  • See films
  • Read comics
  • Watch a bit of T.V.
  • Pay games on computers
  • Ride bikes
  • Eat apples
  • Join clubs

We all agreed that laughing and having fun is very important.

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Our film will carry an important message.

It will say that bullying stops you from feeling happy and safe.

It will say that bullying should be reported.

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Many people with a disability don’t report bullying.

They don’t report bullying because it can be hard to fill in a form.

It can be hard to know where to report bullying.

Sometimes people don’t report bullying because they think no-one will take them seriously.

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We want to change this.

We want to encourage people with a disability to report bullying.

We want to make reporting easier for everyone.

Hopefully, our film will encourage people to report bullying.

Ab Phab Youth Club is an inclusive youth club for young people aged 11-17. 

Ab Phab 18+ Group is an inclusive group for those aged 18 and over.  

You can read about AbPhab on this website: http://www.abphabyouthclub.btck.co.uk