Stuart Pearce's England Under-21s side are backing Anti-Bullying Week
is helping to kick bullying into touch by backing this year’s national Anti-Bullying Week campaign, which runs from the 19-23 November.
The England Under-21s Coach and The FA are giving their support to the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s National Anti-Bullying Week
Pearce said: “Everyone involved with England Under-21s is 100 per cent behind Anti-Bullying Week.
“If any young fans are getting bullied at school then please tell your parents, carers, teacher or best friend so that they can help put an end to the situation.”
The FA is aiming to make a real impact to tackle bullying through The FA Tesco Skills programme
, which is a nationwide coaching initiative for five to eleven-year-olds funded by Tesco and Sport England.
FA Tesco Skills coaches, who will work with around 26,000 children during the week, will be running coaching sessions and offering advice to children, parents and carers.
Every child that comes through the programme will receive a wristband and information on how to spot and combat bullying.
Along with Pearce, some of English football's brightest young talents are also lending their support to the campaign.
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham and Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson both donned wristbands to raise awareness of the cause following the Young Lions 2-0 win over Northern Ireland last week
Captain Henderson said: “If you’re getting bullied then don’t suffer in silence.
“You’ve done nothing wrong and telling someone about it is the very start of getting the situation sorted for good.”
To find out more about what The FA is doing to support National Anti-Bullying Week, click here
You can also check out our photos of England players, coaches and children getting involved on Flickr.