2 What is bullying?Bullying is the repeated action by those in power over another individual with a wilful, conscious desire to hurt, threaten or frighten someone. It can be: Physical (hitting, pushing etc.), Social (excluding someone), Psychological (ignoring, funny looks, taunting etc.), or Verbal (name calling, spreading rumours). Other forms of bullying may include interference with personal property, written or Cyber Bullying on the internet.
3 Ask your children about what this piece of paper represents
4 Statistics 38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying. 32,599 children called ChildLine in 2012/13 about bullying. Almost half (46%) of children and young people say they have been bullied at school at some point in their lives.18% of children and young people who worried about bullying said they would not talk to their parents about it.
5 44% of all suicides in the UK are as a result of bullying. 38% of young people have been affected by cyber-bullying, with abusive s (26%) and text messages (24%) being the most common methods.28% of these children did not tell anyone about the abuse.
6 What is changing? Our approach to dealing with issues. The language used:1. “There is/has been a problem”2. “There is an on-going problem”3. “There has been bullying”Children, teachers, staff, parents – EVERYONE!!
7 LanguageProblemIf a pupil reports a ‘problem’; the following will be expected to take place:An adult will talk to both parties to gather evidence.A meeting will take place and actions agreed.There may be a formal consequence.
8 Language On-going Problem If the problem continues the following will be expected to take place:An adult will talk to both parties to gather evidence.The school will contact both sets of parents.An action plan and review date will be agreed.There will be a formal consequence.
9 LanguageBullyingIf the strategies are unsuccessful the following will be expected to take place:The bullying will be logged on the school’s database.Formal consequences will continue and increase.A new action plan with a review date will be developed.The school will contact both sets of parents.