ANTI BULLYING WEEK 2020
In school we are looking forward to completing many of the activities to mark Anti-Bullying Week. We work together on a daily basis to create an environment which encourages positive behaviour through making Good Choices instead of Wrong Choices, this includes a non-acceptance of bullying behaviours.
Pupils are aware of acceptable and unacceptable behaviours and these will be reflected in our updated Positive Behaviour Policy which is currently under review. Our anti bullying policy is available on the school website.
Through continued work and exploration of key messages, we will all have a better understanding of what bullying is, what it isn’t and when socially unacceptable behaviour becomes bullying behaviour. Pupils are always encouraged to follow our ‘STOP’ steps – Start Telling Other People (teacher, assistant, principal, parent, friend) to STOP and prevent BULLYING. Please discuss this with your child.
Anti-Bullying week in school
Well done to all the boys and girls and staff who came to school on Monday wearing their ODD SOCKS or CRAZY TIGHTS, it was a great way to mark the start of our week. Everyone will take part in activities throughout the week and hold a poster competition in all classes. The winning posters will be displayed around the school to spread the message that we are all ‘UNITED AGAINT BULLYING’. Please ask your child about some of the activities they have been completing in class.
What is bullying?
When anyone says or does something occasionally unintentionally hurtful to you and others that’s RUDE – behaving rudely is socially unacceptable.
When anyone says or does occasionally intentionally hurtful things to you and others that’s MEAN – behaving meanly is socially unacceptable.
When a particular person chooses to pick on you (i.e. targets you) and intentionally keeps on saying and doing things which they know hurt and upset you even when you’ve told them to stop that’s BULLYING BEHAVIOUR.
Rude and Mean Socially Unacceptable Behaviours can include: · name calling or teasing, making things up to get you into trouble, nipping, biting, hitting, punching, pushing, taking or damaging your belongings, taking your friends away from you, spreading unkind rumours or making threats, exclusion from friendship groups.
REMEMBER When someone intentionally targets you, and keeps on saying and doing rude and mean things to upset and hurt you
then their Socially Unacceptable Behaviours
HAVE BECOME BULLYING BEHAVIOURS.