The ABA defines bullying as:
the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person by another(s), where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be carried out physically, verbally, emotionally or through cyberspace.
Bullying is when someone or a group of people make you feel sad or afraid, over and over again. It is defined as:
It can be:
- Physical : Pushing, kicking, hitting or any use of violence
- Verbal : Name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, threatening, teasing about someone’s race/gender/size/performance/looks/background etc
- Emotional : Excluding, tormenting, being unfriendly, looks, silence, staring etc
- On MSN and by mobile phone
- A ‘hate’ incident – meaning you or someone else is being targeted because you or they are seen as being different. This might be because of disability, gender, race, religion/belief or sexual orientation.
You have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to live without fear. So: you must tell someone.
Who could you tell?
- Your parents
- An adult you trust
- A friend
- Your form tutor
- Use the ‘Voice It’ form below, or the Voice Box outside 018, to report anything causing you concern
- A Pastoral Manager (Mrs Robinson/Mrs Heath/Mr Mayes/Mr Coombes)
- Your Head of Year (Mrs Dobbins/Miss Heggs/Mr Clark/Mrs Wright/Mrs Smith)
- Email your pastoral team by clicking here: email@example.com
- Contacting Childline on 0800 1111
- Anti Bullying Alliance live chat widget – click here to talk to a trained counsellor
Remember: you must tell someone. As long as you tell someone they will make sure the school knows, and we can help.
Please use the box below to report any incidents of bullying, either to yourself or that you have witnessed around the college. The name box on this is optional and you can remain completely anonymous if you wish.
All incidents will be treated seriously and appropriate action will be taken.
If we don’t know, nothing can be done to help you and STOP it!!