Choose Kindness

#ChooseKindness with Bullying UK and help stand up to bullying

Bullying UK is encouraging people to #ChooseKindness and help stand up to bullying. In our National Bullying Survey in 2016, we found that: 

  • 50% of young people were bullied about how they looked
  • 81% of young people were called horrible names by others
  • 55% of young people were left out by their friends

No-one ever knows the struggles people are going through inside and we believe that a simple act of kindness can help a person feel empowered to stand up to bullying. We are encouraging everyone to get involved in choosing kindness and be the reason to make someone smile.

#ChooseKindness top tips

Choosing kindness doesn't cost anything but can help someone enormously. We all have choices to make, do you #choosekindness?

  • Choose kindness, as you never know what someone else is going through
  • Saying something nice can bring a smile to someone's face
  • Acts of kindness will never come back to hurt you and is never wasted on someone
  • Being mean and hurting others can hurt someone very deeply, think twice about what you say or do
  • Acts of kindness are good for you- they release oxytocin which lowers our blood pressure
  • Being kind can help others feel happy and confident


Download our #ChooseKindness poster and help stand up to bullying.





#ChooseKindness resource 

Download our free resource for students to choose kindness by asking students to give positive words to their fellow students. You can use this resource for discussion, finding out how they felt, what it would mean for someone who is being bullied to feel kindness, etc. Click here to download the resource.


Watch this amazing video to promote kindness to help minimise bullying. This video was made by the amazing team at Anomaly Group.


Share your own kindness tips with us on Twitter and be someone's reason to smile today. 


"Be Kind" mantra necklace available to buy

We've teamed up with Mantra Jewellery to create this beautiful necklace engraved with "Be Kind". This is attached with the happiness and wellbeing mantra "In my thoughts, words and actions, I choose kindness." 

This stunning necklace is available in sterling silver, gold and rose gold and 25% of profits go to Bullying UK. Buy yours now and #choosekindness.


Become Bullying UK Champion and stand up to bullying

Become a Bullying UK Champion and spread our message of kindness to help stop bullying. Read our Champions' stories and sign up now. If you would like more information or a pack, email us at

How we can help you

If you would like support and advice, you can talk to one of our Family Support Workers by calling our confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222. You can also share experiences and advice with other parents on our Forums. Family Lives is here for you and you can contact us about any family issue, big or small.

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