Bullying destroys the lives of many young people, affecting their education, relationships and life chances.
Our handy and compact Z-card provides young people with important messages and advice about dealing with bullying.
The content of the Z-card has been developed with young people and builds on their views of what bullying is, how it makes them feel, and what they believe can be done about it. The card is aimed at 9 to 13 year-olds, though it will be suitable for some children outside this age range.
You may want to introduce the card to your class during an assembly, as part of PSHE, or at a meeting of pupils and parents. You could launch it as part of anti-bullying week or to coincide with a review of school policy in discussion with pupils. However the card is introduced, we suggest it is accompanied by further awareness raising, as well as more in-depth discussion around the nature of bullying, why people bully, how it affects young people and what everyone in the school community can do to stop it.
An important part of the NSPCC's work is to ensure that young people have someone to turn to about their worries. One of the features of the Z-card is a blank space where young people can write the name of a trusted person or organisation they can talk to if they are being bullied. This might be a teacher, a parent or carer, a friend, a peer supporter or school counsellor, or the NSPCC.
The Z-card can be ordered in packs of 30 including two posters from NSPCC Publications.
The Z-cards and poster are also available in bilingual Welsh/English versions.
By encouraging children and young people to talk to someone, you are helping to put a stop to bullying.
Help bullying stop. FULL STOP.