The students at the school have recently re-written the anti-bullying policy and a copy of this is available on the school website link to bullying policy. Students are regularly reminded of this and of the people in school that they can talk to both by individual members of staff and in assemblies. Incidents of bullying are dealt with carefully and investigated thoroughly with the involvement of parents where appropriate.
The use of social media has had the effect of prolonging the impact of friendship issues and of rippling the effects further than would have been the case in the past, and getting to the bottom of such incidents of cyber-bullying is often time consuming and complex.
Where bullying has occurred it is recorded and cases of prejudice related incidents are reported on to the Governing Body.
Useful websites and organisations:
|offers support to young people, parents and schools in all aspects of bullying including cyber-bullying, bullying in school and bullying in the workplace. 0808 800 2222 Helpline (7am – midnight) calls during the night answered by Samaritans|
|Connect Safely||has a parent guide to cyberbullying.|
|has information that keeps parents abreast of the current social media trends that young people are using.|
|is the free helpline and online service for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk to talk to a trained counsellor about any problem, or talk to other young people on the message boards.|