Bullying is the use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person. Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim.
Bullying can be:
We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all members of our school community so they can thrive in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, individuals should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We are a school. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to inform the staff.
Bullying hurts. No one deserves to be a victim of bullying. Everybody has the right to be treated with respect. Pupils who are bullying need to learn different ways of behaving.
Our school has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to issues of bullying.
A child may indicate by signs or behaviour that he or she is being bullied. Adults should be aware of these possible signs and that they should investigate if a child:
1. Report bullying incidents to staff
2. In cases of suspected bullying, incidents will be recorded by staff
3. The bullying behaviour or threats of bullying must be investigated and the bullying stopped quickly
4. In serious cases parents will be informed and will be asked to come in to a meeting to discuss the problem
5. If necessary and appropriate, police will be consulted
6. The bullying behaviour or threats of bullying must be investigated and the bullying stopped quickly
7. An attempt will be made to help the bully (bullies) change their behaviour. Thorough education, awareness and ownership of behaviour
1) The bully (bullies) may be asked to genuinely apologise.
2) In serious cases, suspension or even exclusion will be considered
3) If possible, the pupils will be reconciled
4) After the incident / incidents have been investigated and dealt with, each case will be monitored to ensure repeated bullying does not take place. The final case closure will be signed off by the headteacher.
Please see safeguarding policy
HELP ORGANISATIONS: (UK phone numbers)
|Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) :||0808 800 5793|
|Children's Legal Centre :||0845 345 4345|
|KIDSCAPE Parents Helpline (Mon-Fri, 10-4) :||0845 1 205 204|
|Parentline Plus :||0808 800 2222|
|Youth Access :||020 8772 9900|
|Bullying Online :||www.bullying.co.uk|
HELP ORGANISATIONS: (French phone numbers)
|Non au harcèlement (bullying) :||3020|
|Net écoute (cyber-bullying) :||0800 200 000|
|Éduscol (information about bullying)nbsp; :||https://eduscol.education.fr/974/le-harcelement-entre-eleves|
|Hugo (anti-bullying association)nbsp; :||https://www.asso-hugo.fr/|
Even though it has been around for ages, experts still haven’t completely agreed on a definition of “bullying,” much less cyberbullying, the digital version.
There are elements that keep popping up in definitions, though, so that we’re pretty clear on what it is not. It’s not social drama, an argument, mean gossip, an impulsive expression of anger or a prank that’s gone wrong but wasn’t meant to.
Any of these can be hurtful and sometimes they can turn into bullying, but cyberbullying is not just any form of mean behaviour any more than bullying is in offline life.
These two leaflets aim to help >>