Everyone has the right to be themselves and feel safe – don’t give this power away to anyone or any group. Know what bullying is:
Verbal – Name calling, offensive language, racist comments, the use of put downs or insults, spreading malicious rumours, belittling others.
Indirect – Victimisation, stand-over tactics, threatening others, deliberate exclusion from activities, the setting up of humiliating experiences, offensive notes or material, graffiti, and so on.
Physical – Fighting, pushing, spitting, invasion of personal space, gestures, forcing people against their will. Inappropriate touching, invasion of personal space, destroying or damaging other people’s possessions.
We also make sure that any potential discrimination e.g sexist/disability or any potential Homophobic/transphobic/biphobic issues are dealt with in the same consistent manner.
A whole school approach, along with school leadership, needs to be monitored and reviewed on a regular basis.