Anti – Bullying

Leicestershire County Council have their own Anti-Bullying Team. There website can be found by following this link: http://www.beyondbullying.com/ 

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They ‘…aim to provide an online information service for young people, parents and professionals seeking guidance on bullying. Please explore our site, we hope you find it useful and informative.’


‘Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and takes place this year from 12th – 16th November 2018 and is supported by SafeToNet.

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is ‘Choose Respect’ with the aims:

Aims:

The aims of this week are to support schools and other settings to help children and young people, school staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand:

  • The definition of respect

  • That bullying is a behaviour choice

  • That we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other

  • That we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online

(From: http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/anti-bullying-week-2018-choose-respect)

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As part of our on-going work in developing the children’s Personal, social, health and economic education, we look at building their relationships with each other in their class, key stage, the whole school and other people they are connected with. A focus on bullying forms a regular part of this teaching, culminating in Anti-Bullying Week which usually occurs during November of each year.

We teach the children to think about and use the word STOP to help them to recognise what bullying is and also what to do if bullying is going on. So,

STOP

When children use the word Bullying to describe a situation, we get them to think about STOP; to apply it to what they are describing and think whether what has gone on is in fact bullying.

If it is not, then we help them to firstly see the situation for what it is and then to resolve the situation.

If it is bullying, we will follow it up appropriately. Each situation is different and may call for a slightly different response. At Gilmorton Chandler we take incidents of bullying very seriously and will work with all of those involved to come up with a solution.

To read our Anti-Bullying Policy please click here.

What follows are a list of links to websites, charities and government agencies who specialise in dealing with  bullying. We hope you find them both informative and useful.  (disclaimer: We have no control over the content of external websites.)

https://www.gov.uk/bullying-at-school The Government’s official website for Bullying at School.

http://www.bullying.co.uk/ part of Family Lives which  is a national membership organisation for professionals working with parents.

http://www.kidscape.org.uk/ Kidscape are the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse.

http://www.childline.org.uk/explore/bullying/pages/bullying.aspx ChildLine is a service provided by NSPCC.

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people/whats_worrying_you/bullying/about_bullying?gclid=CO6Mh6m2t7sCFYZ52wodRDEAcQ YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/bullying/ The BBC’s website with guidance for parents.

http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/ The Anti Bullying Alliance have three main objectives. They are:

  • To raise the profile of bullying and the effect it has on the lives of children and young people
  • To create a climate in which everyone agrees that bullying is unacceptable
  • To make sure that teachers, youth practitioners, parents, carers, children and young people have theskills and knowledge to address bullying effectively

The website: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/bullying.html aims to provide a dedicated bullying support ‘hub’, to help those who need support.

The website is a confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help and to connect individuals with qualified counsellors in the UK.