Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

You can take action to stop bullying happening in your school.
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Get Involved

Are you in school? Do you want to help prevent bullying within your school?


If so speak to your school about the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Scheme - show them this webpage and let them know about the training course.

Crucial: Do you have any friends who would also want to help?

Aims of the scheme

To give you the confidence, skills and resources to help tackle bullying and promote an environment where bullying is less likely

Oxfordshire Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training

There have been many successful training days held in Oxfordshire. Contact Clare Pike to find out more.

Take action against bullying

Bullying may be common, but that doesn’t mean it should be accepted. There are many ways to help.

Lots of people know bullying is happening, but don't tell anyone or take action to stop it. By taking action together we can stop bullying: not just for Anti-Bullying Week, but for good.

If you're being bullied

If you are being bullied, you are not alone. Most people suffer bullying at some point in their life: at school, at home, at work or in other places. Wherever it happens, it’s wrong: it’s a serious problem that has to stop.

There are lots of different things you can do to help yourself. But everyone has to find out what works best for them.

  • Try discussing things calmly with the person bullying you. Try changing how you react or what you do when you are being bullied (e.g. try not to overreact – the more you show how it affects you, the more they will enjoy it).
  • Do avoid being cornered in places where you can't escape, if there is a known danger point (for example, an alleyway on the way home from school).
  • Try talking to an adult you trust – for example, your parents or a teacher.

Some kinds of bullying are illegal but all kinds are serious. If you are being bullied it is very important that you take action to make it stop.

If you've seen someone being bullied

If you've seen someone being bullied, it can be hard to know what to do. You might find yourself wanting to ignore what's going on, or even join in. You might be scared or upset. But doing something about it will help you feel better in the long run. You can help by:

  • Not ignoring it or pretending it hasn't happened.
  • Comforting and supporting them to take positive action to stop the bullying.
  • Seeking the advice of an adult you trust, if you feel too overwhelmed by tackling it on your own.
  • Keeping safe yourself – if you do approach the person bothering you, make sure enough sensible people are around to stop a fight from happening.

Don't feel bad if you can't sort it out right away. Stopping bullying is very hard, particularly if the person doing the bullying has a lot of power.

If you are bullying someone

You might bully someone because you feel you have good reason to – perhaps they have upset you, or they do things that annoy you. But it is wrong to victimize someone else. The longer you do it, the more damage you do, not just to them but to yourself.

People who bully are four times more likely to get involved in crime than other children or teenagers. They also grow up to have bad social skills and are more likely to develop addictions. Bullying can easily become a habit which will damage your relationships in the long term.

Take action to stop bullying now:

  • Avoid situations where you get violent or might hurt someone.
  • Think about how the other person might feel.
  • Try talking to someone about how you feel and for help in stopping.

Learning how to be nice to people and control your own behaviour can be difficult and stressful. Don't feel too bad if you don't get everything right at once. It can be a slow process.

Many young people who are having problems with their behaviour find talking to someone like a mentor, counsellor or other worker can really help. You can ask about support to improve your behaviour from your School Health Nurse.


Posted by Adam Thomas
Posted ago
Hi, I am emailing on behalf of one my secondary schools in the authority I work with. They are looking to train pupils in schools to become bulling ambassadors. Firstly, do you work in Wales? Also, do have a course details, costs, running of the programme, duration etc.? Any information would be much appreciated. Kind regards Adam Thomas
Posted by Jeremy Day
Posted ago

In reply to by Adam Thomas (not verified)

Hello Adam, thanks for commenting! This is an Oxfordshire-specific scheme, but I asked Oxfordshire's Anti-Bullying Coordinator Jo Brown for suggestions for other schools and areas wanting to set up a similar programme.

She told me that the Anti-Bullying Pro Scheme  from The Diana Award as a great anti-bullying ambassadors scheme. They provide training and more. You'll need to contact them directly for costs and more information at

You can also find materials to support a whole-school approach to bullying from the Anti-bullying Alliance

You may also be interested in the Stonewall Secondary School Champions programme - -  for tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic behaviour and bullying and promoting a culture of rights and equality in schools. They also have a primary programme and many useful resources.


Posted by Annah Mwasya
Posted ago
Dear Team I would like to take part as an anti bullying ambassador. I have experienced bullying and I think people like myself speaking will will bring a well needed change. Thanks Annah
Posted by Jeremy Day
Posted ago

In reply to by Annah Mwasya (not verified)

Hello! It's great that you want to become an anti-bullying ambassador.

The Anti-Bullying ambassador scheme is run in some schools in Oxfordshire. Other schools have different schemes to help stop bullying in their school.

Talk to teachers or other people at the school to find out if there is an anti-bullying ambassador scheme in yours. If they don't know, ask them to please find out for you. If they don't run the scheme, ask if there are other ways you could get involved in helping to stop bullying in your school.

Schools can arrange to take part in Oxfordshire's Anti-Bullying/Inclusion Ambassadors scheme by contacting Oxfordshire's Lead for Learner Engagement Clare Pike   

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