Presentation on theme: "Halewood Academy Anti Bullying Assembly. At Halewood Academy, we take the issue of bullying seriously. Bullying is unacceptable. We are a TELLING."— Presentation transcript:
At Halewood Academy, we take the issue of bullying seriously. Bullying is unacceptable. We are a TELLING school. This means that anyone who knows bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff. Students can tell any member of staff.
Bullying can be defined as any repeated words or actions which are aimed at causing someone to feel frightened, miserable and helpless in school. Bullying is Deliberately hurtful Repeated over a period of time Difficult for victims to defend themselves against
Verbal – name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, nasty teasing, leaving hurtful notes. Physical – pushing, punching, hitting, or any use of or threatened use of physical violence.
Emotional – excluding from groups, being deliberately unfriendly, tormenting, threatening or rude gestures. Menacing – demanding money or possessions or to copy homework, demanding the victim’s or bystander’s silence when bullying has taken place
Racist – racial taunts, graffiti, refusal to cooperate with others from a different culture. Sexual – unwanted physical contact or sexually abusive comments.
Homophobic – any hostile or offensive action against lesbians, gay males or bisexuals or those perceived to be. Cyber bullying – receiving unwanted and nasty emails, texts or have something posted on a web site or Mobile App, on Facebook, Twitter or BBM about you.
This myth is one of the most destructive. Bullying thrives in a climate of secrecy and fear. If you are a victim of bullying or you are aware of bullying then you have a moral duty to tell.
Feel confident in telling staff, your form tutor is the first point of contact Write down any incidents of bullying including Keep away from hotspots Develop strategies
Peer pressure is the most effective way of stamping out bullying.. Remember, you have the right to be safe and happy. But nobody can help you unless you let them know you are being bullied. This week in your form group you will be asked to sign a poster to support the anti bullying campaign.