Together we can stop bullying!
Most people are bullied at some point in their lives. If you are bullied, you don’t have to put up with it. You can take action and we can help you.
What is bullying?
Bullying is when someone is deliberately unkind to someone else, usually more than once but often again and again, over a long period of time. The victim finds it difficult to defend themselves, and the person doing the bullying continues to be unkind, even though they know they are hurting the other person.
It isn’t just about someone punching or kicking; there are different types of bullying but they are all very distressing for the victim:
- Physical: Hitting, kicking, taking belongings, spitting, scratching, hair-pulling etc.
- Verbal: Name-calling, insulting, making offensive remarks or making threats.
- Indirect: Spreading nasty rumours about someone, and deliberately excluding them from social groups.
- Cyber-bullying: Using electronic equipment, such as mobile phones and computers, to insult people and threaten them with violence.
What to do if you are being bullied:
- Talk to someone you trust, like a teacher or your parents.
- Tell a friend.
- If, for any reason, you don’t feel you can speak to someone in person, you can report bullying electronically using the form below, which will immediately notify the relevant Head of Year.
- Find ways to stay safe and happy. It’s not just about making sure you don’t get hurt or injured, it’s also about making sure that you feel OK and are not too stressed.
- Don’t fight back or respond to abusive message.
- Telephone Childline on 0800 1111.
We will always do our best to help, but you need to provide us with enough information to be able to do this OR speak to an adult as soon as you can.