You have the right to feel safe and happy at school. At Ivy Chimneys, we take bullying very seriously and ALWAYS want to know if you think someone is bullying you.
How can we help:
- Listening to you
- Helping you understand what bullying is
- Talking about bullying regularly, so we can all spot bullying if it happens
- Telling you the names of adults you can speak to
- Being here to help and support you to make things better
At Ivy Chimneys, bullying is identified by:
It's very important that you tell us if you think something bad is happening to you. Your parents and teachers will always want to help you.
What does bullying look like?
Types of unwelcome acts of bullying might include:
Physical - hitting, kicking, tripping up, pinching, pushing or damaging property
Verbal – name calling, insults, teasing, ‘jokes’, mocking, taunting, gossiping, secrets and threats.
Non-verbal – staring, body language, gestures, posturing.
Indirect – excluding / leaving people out, spreading rumours and stories, emails, chat rooms, messaging phones, notes, making rude gestures or faces.
Racist - name calling, or negative comments about race, culture or religion
Online bullying or Cyberbullying – any of those actions above that take place online through digital devices e.g., mobile phones, computers and tablets.