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Anti-Bullying Day 2023

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  • Author: amyr

Bullying can happen anywhere and affects many children and young people.

Bullying can be defined as behaviour that is intended to harm someone emotionally or physically because of race, appearance, religion or gender.

Bullying can include:

  • Hitting, pinching, biting, pushing and shoving
  • Teasing
  • Making threats
  • Name calling
  • Cyber bulling – posting insulting images or messages and rumours on social media sites
  • Damaging your belongings

Don’t be tempted to respond to any bullying or hit back because you could get hurt or get into trouble.

It can be hard to tell someone you are being bullied, but it will not stop until you do. You can tell a friend, a teacher, your parents or another family member or someone you trust. If you don’t feel you can do that, then speak to the School Nurse (see website for contact details). Once you have told someone, they can help to stop it!


How do you know if someone is being bullied?

  • Is someone in your class taking a lot of time off or getting to school late?
  • Do you hear someone being called names, not loudly, but so they will overhear?
  • Are rumours being spread about a person?
  • Are they being left out, both in school and activities outside of school?
  • Are they getting nasty texts and abuse on the internet or instant messaging?
  • Is their behaviour becoming aggressive or unreasonable?

If so, then you already know someone who is being bullied. Every school should have a behaviour policy which all teachers, parents and children know and understand.