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Many children experience bullying at school. This can be a very worrying time for parents.

Types of bullying

  • name calling and teasing

  • threats and extortion

  • physical violence

  • damage to someone's belongings

  • leaving pupils out of social activities deliberately and frequently

  • spreading malicious rumours

  • bullying by mobile phone text message or email

What to do if your child is being bullied

  • talk to your child and find out what has happened

  • make an appointment to see your child's teacher

  • tell them about the problems your child is having

  • ask to see the school's anti-bullying procedure

  • make a note of what action the school intends to take

  • stay in touch with the school and let them know if the problem continues

Not satisfied with the outcome

  • check that agreed procedures are being followed

  • make an appointment to see the Headteacher to discuss the problem

  • if the problem is not resolved you may need to make a formal complaint to the Governors at the school - see School Complaints Procedure

What to do if your child is bullying others

  • find out what has prompted this behaviour. Children can bully others for a variety of reasons.

  • talk to your child and explain that what he/she is doing is unacceptable and makes other children unhappy

  • make an appointment to see your child's class teacher, explain what is happening and discuss with them how you and the school can stop the bullying behaviour

  • regularly check with your child how things are going at school

Further information

  • Modified: Sep 1, 2015 8:26:03 AM