Behaviour Policy: Anti-Bullying

Behaviour Policy: Anti-Bullying

What is bullying?

“Bullying is the wilful, conscious desire to hurt or threaten someone else”

Psychological (being excluded from groups and rumours)

Cyber (abusive text messages, internet messages)

Verbal (threats, name calling and racism)

Physical (punching and kicking)

What is being done?

Who to go to for help:

What will happen if bullying is reported?

 

Links

The websites listed below offer direct links to other sources of information for parents and young people.

Stonewall: www.stonewall.org.uk

Useful information and links on LGBTQ issues.

Advisory Centre for Education: www.ace-ed.org.uk
Registered charity independent of central or local government giving free advice and support to parents of children in state schools.

Anti-Bullying Network: www.antibullying.net
Established by the Scottish Executive. Useful links and reviews for teachers, parents and students on bullying and related issues.

BBC Schools: www.bbc.co.uk/schools
Includes information about bullying.

Bully OnLine: www.bullyonline.org
Information on bullying for teachers, children and schools which details the legal procedures available. This site also lists support groups for teachers.

Bullying Online: www.bullying.co.uk
Useful information and links on bullying and related issues for parents, children and teachers.

ChildLine: www.childline.org.uk
Primarily a helpline for children but has useful information and links on bullying. Chips (Childline in Partnership with Schools) encourages schools to support students in setting up anti-bullying projects.

The Children’s Society: www-the-childrens-society.org.uk
‘Bullying! Information for parents on how to help your child’ – leaflet giving information and practical guidance.

Kidscape: www.kidscape.org.uk
Advice for children, parents and teachers as well as training and sample policies.

Schools Out!: www.schools-out.org.uk
Campaigns for better support networks for gay and lesbian students and clearer guidance for teachers on issues of sexuality.

Topmarks: www.topmarks.co.uk
Aims to provide easy access to the best educational websites including information on bullying for teachers, parents and young people.