This year, our Anti-Bullying Council have been hard at work behind the scenes investigating ways that they can promote positive and inclusive attitudes towards each other, and how they could improve the way we, as a school, promote anti-bullying.
Our Council members started by speaking to their class to find out if they had any ideas – and they had hundreds!
- To raise awareness of bullying of children in schools, elsewhere and online,
- To highlight ways of preventing and responding to bullying
The defining factors are that it is:
- on purpose
- very harmful
- an abuse of power.
- talking badly about someone behind their back (online or in person)
- teasing someone, calling them names, giving nasty looks or making rude gestures
- spreading rumours or lies about someone (online or in person)
- hurting someone physically by pushing, hitting, slapping, ganging up on or restraining them
- excluding someone from a group (online or in person)
- harassing someone because of their race, sex, religion, gender or a disability
- sharing embarrassing photos of someone online
- posting mean things about someone on social media
- Talk to an adult
- Tell your class Anti-bullying Councillors
- Block online
If you’ve been called a bully
At our school, you have a chance to:
- take responsibility for and change the way you treat others
- have help to stop causing others to feel helpless or unsafe
- help find a way forward so everyone involved can coexist without feeling blame or shame.