Should you have any concerns relating to an incident in which your (or another) child may be being bullied then please contact your child’s Tutor in the first instance.
What is bullying?
Bullying is behaviour that hurts someone else. It includes name calling, hitting, pushing, spreading rumours, threatening or undermining someone. It can happen anywhere; at school, at home or online. It’s usually repeated over a long period of time and can hurt a child/young person physically and emotionally. [NSPCC]
Recognising the signs of bullying:
- Belongings get ‘lost’ or damaged
- Physical injuries, such as unexplained bruises
- Being afraid to go to school, being mysteriously ‘ill’ each morning or skipping school
- Not doing as well at school
- Asking for, or stealing, money
- Being nervous, losing confidence, or becoming distressed and withdrawn
- Problems with eating or sleeping
- Bullying others
Below are links that parents/carers may find useful:
- Anti-Bullying Alliance: