What Is Bullying?
Bullying is different from the typical disagreements or conflict that occur between friends, siblings or classmates.
It’s bullying if:
Someone is being hurt, harmed or humiliated with words or behaviour.
The behaviour is repeated, two or more times though it can be a single incident that involves more than one perpetrator or several victims.
It is being done intentionally.
The person being hurt finds it difficult to defend themselves from the behaviour.
The pupil(s) who are doing it have more power. – Power can be many things such as, social status, being older, being physically bigger or stronger or when a group of pupils gang up on others.
Bullying can be face to face, and online using a range of technology.
What to do if you have a concern:
1. Report your concern to your child's class teacher.
2. Contact Mrs Thorogood our Designated Safeguarding Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Contact Mrs Divine our Pastoral TA: email@example.com
Parents may find these websites helpful:
Bullying can happen anywhere and be about anything. Advice about different types of bullying, and how you can get help and support.
Family Lives offers a confidential and free* helpline service for families in England and Wales (previously known as Parentline).
Advice for parents and carers to help keep children safe from bullying, wherever it happens.