Bullying is defined as systematic abuse of power by individuals or groups in order to cause deliberate harm either physically or emotionally, or to intimidate others. Bullying is different from other inappropriate behaviour in that the acts are repeated.
Bullying can be:
|Emotional||For example, excluding tormenting (e.g. hiding books,
|Physical||For example, pushing, kicking, biting, hitting, punching or any use of violence.
|Racial||For example, racial taunts, graffiti, gestures.
|Sexual||For example, unwanted physical contact or sexually abusive comments.
|Transphobic and Homophobic||For example, because of, or focussing on the issue of sexuality.
|For example, name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, teasing.
|Cyber bullying||For example, all areas of internet ,such as email and internet chat Twitter,
Facebook misuse, mobile threats by text messaging and calls
Misuse of associated technology , i.e. camera and video facilities, Ipad,
Through a whole school approach of staff training, clear behaviour policies and an effective PSHE teaching programme, we aim to eliminate bullying in our school.
This policy should be read in conjunction with our safguarding policy.