Bullying

Kidscape: help and guidance:  https://www.kidscape.org.uk/

Anti Bullying Top tips for parents and carers

Anti Bullying Top tips for children and young people

This statement is published to ALL students at Langtree School. People have the right to go about their normal lives free from fear and intimidation.

If you would like to report a concern about bullying, you can do so by clicking HERE. This form can be used to notify key members of staff about any concerns or incidents that have occurred relating to bullying. An appropriate member of staff will contact you within 2 school working days. All information will be kept confidential.

What is bullying?

Bullying is defined as deliberately hurtful behaviour, repeated over a period of time, where it is difficult for those who are being bullied to defend themselves. The three main types of bullying are:

  • Physical (hitting, kicking, pushing, shoving, theft)
  • Verbal (name calling, racist remarks, sending upsetting texts or emails)
  • Indirect (spreading rumours, leaving people out, supporting other people bullying someone)

Another word for bullying is ‘harrassment’

Racial Harrassment is when someone is bullied because of his or her colour, the way he/she speaks or the fact that his/her nationality is different to yours. There is never a good reason to do this and at Langtree we believe it is wrong.

Sexual Harrassment is the bullying of girls by boys, or boys by girls. This is also always wrong.

Bully? Who me?

Have you ever indulged in bullying? If you have, then remember that bullying is never right, and that Langtree School will never accept bullying behaviour.

People can be so badly affected by bullying that they become depressed and ill, and they do not want to come to school. You only have to put yourself in this position to know how wrong it is.

Remember…

  • There is never an excuse for joining in the bullying, nor for ignoring the needs of other people
  • It is never ‘just a joke’
  • Bullying always hurts

Everyone must make sure that Langtree is a good place in which to learn and be happy. We should always behave towards other people in the way that we would expect them to behave towards ourselves

Anti-Bullying Websites and help lines

www.childline.org.uk

www.kidscape.org.uk

www.anti-bullyingalliance.org