Brighton-based children’s charity Safety Net has delivered “One Kind Word” calendars for 2022 to well over 13,000 primary school children at their schools in Brighton and Hove, via a team of volunteers.
The calendar is full of pictures drawn by primary school children and continues the anti-bullying week theme, “One Kind Word” launched with Odd Socks Day which was supported by CBBC and CBeebies star Andy Day and his band Andy and the Odd Socks.
Following the success of the campaign in 2020, people said they wanted anti-bullying work to be about hope and the positive and kind things that can be done to halt hurtful behaviour in its tracks.
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’ was chosen as the theme of Anti-Bullying Week.
Many children in schools across Brighton & Hove took part in a competition designed to choose the best 12 entries for the calendar
Safety Net Operations Manager Jen Tulloch said:
The colourful and creative calendars were designed for local children by local children, a very useful item to have pinned up on cupboards at home. It’s a great way for families to plan for the year ahead, as well as raising awareness of Safety Net. The charity carries out important work in schools and the community in helping children to feel and be safe – wherever they are, whether online or offline.
Readers who would like to support Safety Net can donate online at https://www.safety-net.org.uk/supportus/make-a-donation/ Donations will go towards the charity’s work supporting children in Brighton and Hove.
Photo: Safety Net
Video: Anti-Bullying Alliance