Introduce that's life's big brothers, big sisters, for schools campaign to UK every school

Introduce that's life's big brothers, big sisters, for schools campaign to UK every school

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Elena Angelides started this petition to UK Government and Parliament

It’s a horrible feeling when your child returns home from primary school, sad and frightened. After some persuasion, your little one tells you that some of the other school kids are ignoring them, picking on them, or actually physically hurting them.

It’s hard to believe that primary school kids, from ages four to 11 are being bullied. But it is happening.

The anti-bullying alliance shows nearly half - 45% - of children said they’ve been bullied in the past six months. * Statistics show that one child in every classroom is bullied every single day.

Many parents feel frustrated with schools, who don’t seem to know how best to tackle the problem.

But could the solution lie within playground – with older students looking after younger ones? Would your kids be happy seeing their little brother or sister badly treated?

That’s Life! would love schools to introduce ‘big brothers’ and ‘big sisters’ from older years, to keep an eye on their ‘siblings’ in younger years. Having someone a couple of years older to turn to in times of need, would offer stability and maturity. The big brother or sister would also offer a good role model to all the kids.

That’s life! are asking parents, children and schools to get behind our big brother, big sister for schools campaign, to help get every vulnerable child a friendly guardian. To sign our petition for big brothers, big sisters in schools, visit: https://www.change.org/p/uk-government-and-parliament-introduce-that-s-life-s-anti-bully-buddy-campaign-to-every-school-in-the-uk

With enough support, we can petition the Government to make real changes to stamp out primary school bullying. 

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