For the whole school community to work together to create and maintain a secure, calm and healthy learning environment where bullying does not take place
To give all members of the school community the confidence to report concerns about bullying knowing that they will be listened to
For the school to respond to all concerns about bullying and ensure bullying incidents are dealt with effectively
To record and analyse incidents of bullying
To monitor the effectiveness of the anti-bullying policy by consulting with members of the whole school community
To review the anti-bullying policy in consultation with members of the whole school community in order to inform future practice
"Bullying is deliberate, hurtful behaviour that is often repeated over a period of time and in which it is difficult for those being bullied to defend themselves" (Sullivan, Cleary & Sullivan, 2005)
Beverley High School will work to ensure that there is a common understanding of what constitutes bullying and to inform the whole school community about the anti-bullying stance the school takes. The school will endeavour to ensure that pupils, as well as staff and other members of the school are fully engaged in developing and reviewing anti-bullying work and that all pupils are clear about the roles they can take in preventing bullying, including the role of the bystander.
The school considers the features that make an act bullying are as follows:
Specific types of bullying include:
Specific bullying relationships include:
Bullying can be carried out in the following ways:
Bullying can be: name-calling; taunting; mocking; making offensive comments; kicking; hitting; pushing; taking belongings; inappropriate text messaging and emailing; sending offensive or degrading images by phone or via the internet and social networking sites; producing offensive graffiti; gossiping; excluding people from groups; and spreading hurtful and untruthful rumours (this list is not exhaustive).
Beverley High School prides itself on providing a safe learning environment for all Pupils. The benefits of the Internet and other technologies are tremendous; However the inappropriate use of such technology is becoming a concern.
Over the last two years we have seen an increase in ‘cyber bullying’ which is the misuse of information communications technology (ICT) particularly mobile phones and the Internet, to cause pain to others.
This is usually as a result of:
Many social networking sites contain instant messaging components that allow users to chat with others and to post statements that ordinarily would not be said in face-to-face conversation. Increasingly we are seeing the results of these ‘conversations’ in school in the form of arguments and bullying situations, which are brought to the attention of staff. At Beverley High School pupils are not allowed access to social networking web sites on school computers or any other websites deemed to contain unsuitable material.
We advise parents to,
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