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Schools and youth organisations urged to register for Anti-Bullying Week

Pictured with Lee Kane are Julia Stopka (15); Stephen Adrao (15) and Maia McVeigh Aritura (15) from Lagan College

CHILDREN and young people are being asked to showcase their creative talent for this year's Anti-Bullying Week.

Respect is at the theme of this year's week, which runs from November 12.

Young people are being urged to use art and movie/performance to create anti-bullying messages for a creative competition. The deadline for registration and competition entries is Friday September 28.

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) and supported by Translink. NIABF is an interagency group hosted by the National Children's Bureau and funded by the Department of Education.

"We will be encouraging children and young people to think about what respect means to them, what it feels like to be respected and how they show respect to others," said Lee Kane from NIABF.

"Overall, we will be exploring how respect for others can build an anti-bullying culture in our schools and in our communities."

:: To register or find out more, visit www.endbullying.org.uk or email info@niabf.org.uk.

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