Our Anti-Bullying Charter

In our school we believe that Bullying is:

  • Constant and regular – it happens several times
  • Planned in advance and ‘on purpose’
  • Wanting to cause harm to a person

We use the word STOP to help us decide whether it is bullying:

Several Times On Purpose

 

 

An act of bullying could be:

  • Verbal – Saying unkind things,
  • Physical – Kicking, pushing, hitting
  • Emotional – Not letting another person join in, excluding somebody on purpose

‘Teasing’ is when you try and get a reaction from somebody else – anger, embarrassment or worry. Therefore it can be a form of bullying.

‘Banter’ is a form of teasing and it could be bullying if it is intended to make somebody upset or angry. ‘Banter’ can sometimes be impolite and inappropriate.

A ‘Joke’ is something that should be funny to all people in the conversation and it is not teasing! A joke is not a form of bullying.

Bullying is not:

  • An incident in the ‘heat of the moment’
  • A fall-out
  • A disagreement or difference of opinion
  • An accident

 

IF YOU ARE BEING BULLIED OR IF SOMEBODY IS UNKIND TO YOU:

  • Tell the Ministers for Anti-Bullying on the yard – they will report it for you or help solve a disagreement
  • Press the STOP button on the website – Mr. Smith will get an email alert. He may speak to your parents
  • Tell an adult in school
  • Tell your parents