Support for young people - bullying and harassment
We are committed to providing a safe,supportive environment for all people in our educational establishments. Schools can make a difference through their commitment to tackling the issues of bullying.
Bullying has four common features:
- it is deliberate, hurtful behaviour
- it can be aggressive and violent
- it is repeated
- it is difficult for those being bullied to defend themselves
There are different types of bullying:
- physical: pushing, kicking, punching, hitting or any use of or threatened use of physical violence
- verbal: name calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, teasing, misuse of messaging systems, making derogatory comments about someone either written or verbal
- emotional: excluding, being deliberately unfriendly, tormenting, racial taunts, threatening or rude gestures
- menacing: applying undue pressure to persuade victim to comply with demands
In our schools...
We have developed a positive behaviour and bullying policy. As part of this policy our schools are developing a restorative approach to resolving conflict. This leaflet explains more about this approach and explains how you can support your child.