The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) is a coalition of organisations and individuals, who work together to stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. ABA is hosted by the National Children's Bureau.
The ABA has three main areas of work:
• Supporting learning and sharing best practice through membership
• Raising awareness of bullying through Anti-Bullying Week and other coordinated, shared campaigns
• Delivering programme work at a national and local level to help stop bullying and bring lasting change to children's lives
ABA defines bullying as "the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace."
The ABA website contains tools and information for parents, , schools and young people about bullying, and training for professionals.
Examples of information you can find on the website:
• What to do if you're being bullied
• What to do if your child has been accused of bullying
• How you can help your child if they're being bullied
• Tips for teachers
• A whole-school approach
• What bullying is
• Bullying and the law
• SEN and disability and bullying
ABA don't run a helpline, but if you are a child or young person who is worried about bullying then contact ChildLine
at any time 0800 1111 - calls are free and confidential.