You may be thinking I’ve been too lazy to pair up the socks in our house but those that know me well enough know my OCD tendencies would not allow for that. Today, marks the end of Anti-Bullying Week 2018 (12-16th November), so why the odd socks? Well this year’s theme is ‘choose respect’ and the Anti-Bullying Alliance thought odd socks would allow children to break away from the norm and express themselves and their individuality, which is what makes everyone unique!

So, back to respect, anti-bullying week aims to raise awareness of the issue and for children to realise that everyone is different and even if we don’t agree with someone we should respect them and their choice.

As adults we are supposed to lead by example but sadly it seems we need to put on our odd socks too and remember everyone is different and respect the different views of others. The ABA (Anti-Bullying Alliance) conducted a poll and the result that captured my attention was that 97% of 11-16 year olds would like adults to show more respect to each other.

I believe for others to respect us, we should respect ourselves, so let’s set the little ones a good example and live by the words of Confuscius, “Respect yourself and others will respect you.”

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