What is Bullying?
There is no legal definition of bullying.
However, it’s usually behaviour that is repeated, intended to hurt someone either physically or emotionally and/or often aimed at certain groups, for example because of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation
What are the main types of bullying?
How do we prevent bullying at Buckler’s Mead Academy?
The following are the types of activities that take place at Buckler’s Mead Academy to help prevent bullying:
• Follow-up work in class
• Anti-Bullying Week annually in November.
• PSHE/citizenship teaching
• Information and support on cyber bullying and internet safety
• Academy Voice
• 3R’s conduct displayed in each classroom
• Parent information events/information
• Staff training and development for all staff
What to do if you think you are being bullied?
The first thing to do is tell a responsible adult that you trust such as a teacher, teaching assistant, learning mentor or parent/carer. The staff at academy will always take us seriously and sort out the problem. You can always let someone in the Academy know by reporting the issue on Connect
If you see someone being bullied be a good friend to them and encourage them to do the right thing by telling an adult. If they are too scared then you should tell a responsible adult immediately. Never join in! If you are not sure, speak to a responsible adult so that they can find out what is going on.
How can parents/carers help with this?
If parents/carers are aware that their child is being bullied, then they should contact their Form Tutor or Head of Year immediately
Parents should encourage their child to tell a teacher and not retaliate (for example, fight back or say nasty things).
Parents should keep in contact with the academy about any bullying issues that they are aware of.
You are not alone, talk to someone if you are being bullied.
There are lots of people who want to help. Here are just a few of them:
- Your Tutor
- Your Head of Year
- Any member of staff you feel comfortable with
- Your family
Don’t want to talk to someone you know?
- Childline: 0800 1111
- NSPCC: 0800 800 5000
- Samaritans: 0345 90 90 90
Anti-bullying Alliance (ABA) – https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/ brings together more than 65 organisations with the aim of reducing bullying and creating safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.
Beatbullying – www.beatbullying.org.uk
Beatbullying is the leading bullying prevention charity in the UK and provides anti-bullying resources, information, advice and support for young people, parents and professionals affected by bullying.
Childnet International – www.childnet-int.org
Childnet International – The UK’s safer internet centre
Childline – www.childline.org.uk
Childline provides useful information and support for children who affected by bullying.
Children can ring their free phone number 0800 11 11 for counselling support
Together we can stop bullying
To report an incident of Bullying to a member of staff or to report any other important issues you may find difficult to mention face to face then use the report button found in your connect students homepage. Simply type in your concerns and a member of staff will read this and get back to you as soon as possible.