What is bullying?
Bullying means something different to every person but we think there are 5 main kinds of bullying:
Physical bullying: pushing, kicking, hitting, pinching, any form of violence or threat of violence.
Verbal Bullying: name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, unkind teasing.
Emotional Bullying: tormenting, threatening ridicule, humiliation, exclusion from groups or activities.
Racist Bullying: racial taunts, graffiti, gestures.
Sexual Bullying: unwanted physical contact, abusive comments.
Cyber Bullying: threats/any other unpleasant communication via the internet
What shall I do if I’m being bullied?
This is the first step to stopping your unhappiness.
What will you do to help me?
We promise that:
We will also HELP the bully to understand how you have felt and how to behave in a kind and friendly way.
What if the bully does it again?
This doesn’t usually happen but, if it does, both the bully and his or her parent(s) carer(s) have to discuss the problem with me.
What if it happens again?
The bully will be EXCLUDED from school and there will be a lot more discussion with his or her parents or carers before (s)he can come back into school.
Daydreaming - a powerful anti-bullying video
Created by Cleeve primary School as part of the 2009 Safer Internet Day competition, Daydreaming is a fantastic and very effective look at the realities of bullying.
The film tells the story of a bystander who notices a girl in her school being both physically bullied and cyberbullied. She makes the decision to tell a teacher what is happening, and we see the consequences of her actions. The film includes advice for pupils and provides many opportunities for discussion.
Click on the image above or the link below to view the film.