What is bullying .

There are three types of bullying:

  • Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. Verbal bullying includes:
    • Teasing
    • Name-calling
    • Inappropriate sexual comments
    • Taunting
    • Threatening to cause harm
  • Social bullying, sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. Social bullying includes:
    • Leaving someone out on purpose
    • Telling other children not to be friends with someone
    • Spreading rumors about someone
    • Embarrassing someone in public
  • Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions. Physical bullying includes:
    • Hitting/kicking/pinching
    • Spitting
    • Tripping/pushing
    • Taking or breaking someone’s things
    • Making mean or rude hand gestures

SCHOOLS

All schools are supposed to implement an anti-bullying policy using direct guidelines set down by the UK Government.

Each school has a duty of care to our children and need to identify and address bullying issues as and when they arise. However, as we all know, many incidents go on unnoticed and not just in schools but in other youth centres and clubs and indeed the workplace too for many adults.


If you are involved in any such clubs or in charge of handling workplace bullying issues it would be wise to research what policy you can implement, and hopefully adhere to, in your line of work. Shown below is an Anti-Bullying Contract that we would like to think could be in place in all environments where victimisation may be encountered. As many people have at some point in their lives been a victim of, or closely related to someone who has suffered bullying, we do not think it unreasonable that should such a contract be shown in schools and workplaces that most would be happy to sign and support it.

Anyone concerned about whether a policy is in place and working within their club/school/work environment can seek informative and detailed advice online at the link below:-

www.safenetwork.org.uk

The Safe Network contains excellent advice regarding the health and safety of our children and their environment. Content aimed specifically for employers and employees facing bullying and discrimination issues in the workplace can be accessed via the following link:-

 

 

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/behaviour

Schools

School anti-bullying policies : bullying information from Leicester city council 

  • All schools are required by law to have a written anti-bullying policy and effective procedures in place.
  • Schools are under a legal duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students (s.175 Education Act 2002).
  • “Safeguarding” encompasses issues such as child protection, “public health and safety and bullying” (DfES/0027/2004 Safeguarding Children in Education).
  • The anti-bullying policy should represent the school’s “promise” as to how it will address bullying problems.
  • As a parent you should always request a copy of the policy if your child is being bullied so you are aware of the school’s procedures.
Remember – Schools can only help if they know what is happening.

Headteachers are responsible for:

  • Maintaining acceptable standards of discipline and behaviour in schools, regulating the conduct of their pupils. acting in accordance with policies written by the Governing Body
  • Schools have the power to impose a range of sanctions against pupils who are involved in bullying incidents outside of school

Governors are responsible for:

  • formulating a whole school discipline policy, producing an effective complaints procedure
  • making sure that the National Curriculum is delivered; this includes Personal and Social Education
  • formulating an anti-bullying policy based on national and local guidance,
  • procedures being in place to ensure that risks of harm to children’s welfare are minimised
  • ensuring that all appropriate action is taken to address concerns about the welfare of a child.
  • Schools have a duty to work with other agencies to safeguard and promote the well being of pupils

LAs are responsible for:

  • safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children under s.175 Education Act 2002, this means that LA’s have a monitoring role to ensure that an anti-bullying policy is in place and that effective procedures, based on national and local guidance, are followed
 

Help to prevent bullying

  • talk to your children about how they treat others who are younger or less able or different from themselves
  • encourage your children to think about how others feel, tell them that they can help stop bullying by befriending and supporting children who are less able to cope with teasing,
  • bullying behaviour can happen at any age – check your own actions,
  • lead by example – think before you tease those who perhaps are not as strong as you
  • look at Leicestershire’s anti-bullying web site for information, guidance and advice. www.beyondbullying.com
Together we can create a calmer, happier environment.

Reporting Hate Incidents

If you child has be subject to a hate incident, it is important you report it so it can be accurately recorded & monitored.  
INFORMATION FROM COUNTY HALL LEICESTERSHIRE.

                    Young people with sen.

 

Research suggests that children with disabilities/Special Educational Needs (SEN) might be 
particularly vulnerable to bullying. Here are some reasons why:
Bullying often happens when other         children see a child with SEN as being ‘different’ –

perhaps because they are doing different work, or are seen to have difficulties, or because 
they find it hard to make friends or join in play activities
Children with SEN may be seen as ‘easy targets’ because they can be made to get into 
trouble or do things that are inappropriate. They may then be unable or reluctant to explain 
to the teacher what is happening.
Children with SEN may have low self-esteem, and be desperate to make friends. Other 
children may offer ‘friendship’ with the specific intention to mislead. This can mean that the 
child with SEN can easily be exploited or fall into a ‘victim’ role. They may also return to 
situations that other children would avoid.
Children with SEN may not realise that it is OK to say ‘no’ to some people who tell them 
what to do. (In this case it is children, but they should also be able to say ‘no’ to some 
adults).
Some children with SEN may lack confidence and may be more easily hurt or upset by 
things that many children might shrug off or not notice. 
Other children may notice that they can make a child with SEN get into trouble by doing 
things that adults won’t notice (like staring).
Some children with SEN may believe other children’s threats literally.
School policies may require that children who have been bullied give a clear account of what 
happened – with times and dates. This may be difficult for a child with a learning or 
communication disability. 
Teachers do not always realise that the behaviour of a child with special needs is a result of
being bullied.

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