Academy’s Definition of Bullying
Behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally.
These are some of the ways that young children have described bullying as. To be classed as bullying, they MUST BE DONE REPEATEDLY.
- Being called names
- Being teased
- Being pushed or pulled about
- Having money or other possessions taken or messed about with
- Having rumours spread about you
- Being ignored or left out
- Being hit or kicked or in hurt in any physical way
- Being threatened or intimidated
- Bullying can also be a part of other form of abuse, including neglect, emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
Don’t ignore bullying, it won’t go away but only get worse.
Tell someone you trust, a teacher a friend even your parents.
Remember it’s not your fault.
No-one has the right to stop you from going to school.
Tips for dealing with bullying
- Think positive—be positive
- Remember that there are certain things about yourself that you can’t change. Accept and love these things about yourself.
- Remember your body is your own, no matter what shape, size or colour.
- Don’t let negative comments put you down.
- Tell a friend what’s going on. With your friends support you could feel secure and confident because you have a friend to support you.
- Ignore the bully “say NO without hesitation” walk away with a smile show them who is the bigger person.
- Don’t show them that you are upset, be positive.
- Reply back with a clever or funny replies. The bully will end up getting bored as you are ignoring them. They love reactions so don’t react they will begin to loos e interest
- Try and stick to places where there are a lot of people. Walk home a different way or even catch the bus to your house to avoid them.
If you want to report any incidents of bullying either you are a bully, or have been bullied, or witnessed an act of bullying, you can speak to a teacher or email the address below. All issues will be dealt with sensitively and privately.
firstname.lastname@example.org or you could speak to a peer mentor.
You can make anonymous reports in confidence using the SHARP system here.
Your Academy has a duty to protect you from bullying and keep you safe. Try taking a quiet moment to talk to someone you trust and tell them about the problem. That could be a teacher or someone else you feel comfortable talking to.
Wrenn Academy has its own Peer Mentors who are there for you to talk to. Everything is strictly confidential.
If you want to chat to someone your age you can email the address below and you will be given a mentor with a time and place for meeting which is totally confidential, only you and your mentor will know, or you can ask a teacher and they will contact the mentors for you.