Anna Kennedy Online – Autism Awareness Charity

Give Us A Break - Anti bullying Campaign


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Give Us A Break – our ongoing antibullying campaign

Anna Kennedy Online, the UK Charity, is to continue raising awareness, and training on autism, to prevent bullying of children with autism in our schools and colleges with our campaign ‘Give us a Break!’ Too often these children are seen as the problem; as not ‘fitting in’ or ‘not settling down’. For the last few years during National Anti Bullying Week our Give Us A Break is an national ongoing campaign that Anna Kennedy Online continue to highlight.

Bullying affects so many children and adults and the results can be damaging for them and everyone around them. If you are suffering, speak up, and if you see it, stand up to it. Please share, even if this makes a difference to one person.

Anna Kennedy Online once again call on all schools and colleges to be particularly aware of the bullying that children and individuals on the Autism spectrum experience at break times and to provide positive activities that keep them safe.

For children and young people with autism, break and lunch times in schools and colleges can be particularly daunting and can put them at risk of bullying. We want to see all schools take decisive action to create environments and cultures where all children feel safe and supported without the fear of bullying at schools, cyber bullying, and within the community.

There have been some horrific cases in the media and we as a Charity continue to campaign to raise awareness with this growing concern exacerbated further by mate crime, cyber bullying, which has led to some tragic outcomes.

If you would like to spread the word of our Give Us A Break campaign please click here to download the poster print off and please take a photograph of yourself and email it to us, so we can share your support.

Please share and let us make a change – together we are stronger!

Please take a look at our video campaigns, which are all very powerful and sent out the same message: Give Us A Break!

Watford Football Club

Watford Football Club - 2020

The Hornets were delighted to support Anna Kennedy Online’s Give Us A Break campaign in2020.

The club’s Sensory Room team have worked closely with Anna Kennedy Online and have forged a strong partnership, raising awareness of autism, hosting family fun days and welcoming parents and children who work with the charity to the room on a matchday.

With the Sensory Room currently closed to supporters due to the closure of the stadium, our shared focus turns to bullying and the impact it has on so many families.

Bullying is hugely damaging for the victims and everyone around them.

There have been some horrific cases in the media recently and the Charity continues to raise awareness, with this growing concern exacerbated further by hate crime and increased cyber bullying, which has led to some tragic outcomes.

“We believe that actions speak louder than words and we take a tough stance on discrimination on our social media channels”
said Dave Messenger, the club’s Supporter Liaison & Disability Access Officer.
“This applies to bullying too, and we’re happy to support this campaign and ask all supporters to call it out, as we say no to bullying.

If you are suffering, speak up, and if you see it, stand up to it.”

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Give Us A Break 2016

Give Us A Break Campaign Video – Anti Bullying Week where so much support was received by some wonderful people, and this video was created.

Lauren Lovejoy - 2020

Lauren was a victim of being bullied and want to help prevent this from happening and to share positive messages out there so victims can know they are not alone and that things will get better. Click here for the full article.

Please watch this powerful song below:

Spectrum - Give Us A Break 2019

FMA + 12 Gage are a father and son rap duo who use their music to combat their mental health issues.

The pair are made up of Matthew Bennett who is now 40 years old and Callum Gage Bennett who is 21.The song is built around a message of hope, and in turn, FMA + 12 Gage hope that it connects with those who are struggling like they once were.

Callum drew upon his experiences of dealing with an abusive, bullying step parent when he was younger and Matthew looked to his early life and struggles with addiction and isolation as sources of inspiration.

Both vocalists stepped out of their comfort zone to deliver a softer more emotional song than the ones that they normally create.

Please watch this powerful video

Ryan Wiggins ‘Tomorrow’ Anti Bullying Video - 2015

Charity Patron Ryan Wiggins created a powerful video called ‘Tomorrow’ which was shared across National Newspapers online and went viral on YouTube with almost 400 000 views and went viral.

Dani Bowman - 2020

Founder and Chief Creative officer of DaniMation and Anna Kennedy Online Charity Overseas Ambassador, Dani Bowman asks the bullies to “Give Us A Break!” this Anti-Bullying week, especially through the pandemic this year!

Thank you to Anna Kennedy Online for your ongoing support!

Please watch this powerful video

Dani Bowman - 2018

Dani Bowman one of our AKO Charity Overseas Ambassadors supporting and spreading the word for our Charity ‘Give us a break! Anti Bullying Campaign’.

Please watch this powerful video:

Macauley Elvin - 2017

Anna Kennedy Online launched this Charity single with our ambassador Macauley Elvin called ‘Hollow’ for 99p which was supported by ‘Blue’ for and hope we can help families affected. All funds from this song will go to Anna Kennedy Online, click here to purchase your copy.

UB40 Anti Bullying Video

Anna Kennedy met with UB40 in 2015 and who were amazing in supporting Give Us A Break, Anti Bullying Campaign and created this video in support of this campaign.

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