Anti-Bullying – Advice for Parents and Carers.
At Oakfield School staff, parents and children work together to create a happy, caring, learning environment where positive relationships are developed and valued.
Bullying, either verbal, physical, cyber or indirect will not be tolerated and will always be dealt with quickly, efficiently and sensitively.
It is the responsibility of everyone in school to aim to prevent occurrences of bullying and to deal with any incidents quickly and effectively.
Watching for a pattern
- Wanting more / less attention
- Not wanting to go to school
- Frequent minor illnesses
- Coming home with bruises or torn clothing
- Possessions disappearing
- Becoming withdrawn
What to do
- Treat the matter seriously
- Keep a diary of incidents
- Try and help your child deal with the situation
- Do not approach the bully
- Do not advise your child to fight back
- Contact the school and speak to the Lead co-ordinator, Behaviour Lead, Key Worker or Headteacher.
Additional Resources to support parents / carers.
Anti-Bullying Alliance – www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
NSPCC – www.nspcc.org.uk
Childline – www.childline.org.uk
Homophobic Bullying – http://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_school/education_for_all/quick_links/9291.asp
Kidscape – www.kidscape.org.uk
What are the forms of bullying?
Types of bullying
- Physical bullying. Physical bullying includes hitting, kicking, tripping, pinching and pushing or damaging property. …
- Verbal bullying. Verbal bullying includes name calling, insults, teasing, intimidation, homophobic or racist remarks, or verbal abuse. …
- Social bullying. …
- Cyber bullying.
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What is physical bully?
» Physical Bullying. This is any bullying that hurts someone’s body or damages their possessions. Stealing, shoving, hitting, fighting, and destroying property all are types of physical bullying. Physical bullying is rarely the first form of bullying that a target will experience.
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What is perceived power imbalance?
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
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