“Parents, go home today and ask your childern how they would like to deal with bullying.”

Alex Holmes – TEDxExeter 2016

Alex Holmes

Beat bullying; why young people hold the key

Bullying is a problem, but arguably the biggest problem with bullying is when it’s not talked about. When we forget to listen. When the voices of young people are not heard.

Alex Holmes is Head of the Anti-Bullying Campaign at The Diana Award. He received a Diana Award in 2004 for tackling bullying in his school and community, having been bullied himself.

Under his leadership the Anti-Bullying Campaign has trained more than 16,000 Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in over 2,000 schools across the UK and Ireland since 2011. There are plans to expand the campaign into Europe.

Alex regularly works with the bullied, bullies and bystanders to develop a whole school community holistic approach and works with a number of families to give bespoke support, intervention and advice. He is Vice-Chair of England’s National Anti-Bullying Alliance and a regular media commentator on bullying and has featured in a number of documentaries on teen issues.

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