Presentation on theme: "Anti-Bullying DMM Presented by Jan Sargeant"— Presentation transcript:
1 Anti-Bullying DMM Presented by Jan Sargeant (Hillingdon Behaviour Support Team)
2 Why address bullying?Among top concernsUndermines confidence and self-esteemImpacts on attendance and attainmentLifelong impactLeads to ‘dramatic’ coping strategies
3 What is bullying?‘behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally’(Safe to Learn: Embedding anti-bullying work in schools)Bullying is deliberately hurtful behaviour, usually repeated over a period of time, where it is difficult for the victims to defend themselves(London Safeguarding Children Board, 2007)
4 Relational Conflict vs. Bullying Happens OccasionallyAccidentalEqual powerRemorsefulEffort to solve problemRepeated hurtful behaviourDeliberateImbalance of powerNo remorseNo effort to solve problem
5 The law and guidance Stay safe Enjoy and achieve 1) Every Child Matters: Be healthyStay safeEnjoy and achieveMake a positive contributionAchieve economic well-being2) Safeguarding Children in Education – Sept 20043) Working Together to Safeguard Children ( )schools have a duty of care - both inside and outside school4) OFSTED – Increasingly inspecting safeguarding (including ICT).4b the extent to which learners adopt safe and responsiblepractices in using new technologies, including the Internet.5) Education & Inspections Act (2006) Headteachers mustintroduce measures to prevent all forms of bullying among pupils.
6 Types of BullyingPhysical abuseEmotional abuseVerbal abuseCyber
7 When might children get bullied? Whenever children spend time together e.g. Schools, detention centres, children’s homes.Within families, particularly when there is a child with special educational needs.
8 Who gets bullied?Anyone can be a victim of bullying, however some groups are more vulnerable than others.
9 What is prejudicial bullying? RacialReligiousHomophobicSpecial needs/disabilitiesDifference and diversity
10 Racism/Religion/culture DefinitionThe term racist bullying refers to a range of hurtful behaviour, both physical and psychological, that makes people feel unwelcome, marginalised, excluded, powerless or worthless because of their colour, ethnicity, culture, faith community, national origin or national status.
11 Homophobic BullyingConsideration to:What is homophobic Bullying?Why should schools do anything about it?How to recognise homophobic bullyingResponding to homophobic languagePrevention
12 Special Needs/disabilities Further points for consideration:Negative attitudes to disabilityNegative perceptions of differenceGreater difficulty in resisting bullies because of SEN disabilityIncreased IsolationDifficulty in understanding that what is happening is bullyingProblems telling people about bullying
13 Difference/diversity Legislation relating to equality and diversity covers issues in relation to:GenderAgeRaceDisabilityReligion or beliefSexual orientationGender reassignment
14 Preventative workSchools and provision outside schools should develop a tolerant ethosPublicly advocate intolerance to bullyingChallenge inappropriate languageProvide opportunities to talk and reportMonitor and publicise sanctions
15 Dealing with incidents Record incidentsStay emotionally detachedGather additional informationTell all involved what you are going to doShare information with appropriate agencies/adults (nominated safeguarding children adviser)Make separate referrals for the victim and abuserMonitor the situation