What is bullying?
Bullying is any deliberate and repeated action, words or behaviour which hurts someone else.
It is making people feel unhappy because of their ability, accent, age, appearance, choices, clothes, disability, hard work, name, race, religion, gender or family.
There are many types of bullying;
• Calling someone names
• Leaving someone out
• Pushing, kicking or punching
• Saying unkind things about someone’s religion, gender, family, friends, race, size, clothes, accent, ability, disability
• Threatening or frightening someone
• Taking or damaging someone’s belongings
What do you do if you are being bullied?
If you know someone is being bullied, help them to do these things;
1. Tell the bully to stop and say that you don’t like it.
2. Get support and help. Tell an adult or a school prefect or a friend. Keep telling them if it carries on.
3. Keep telling an adult until it stops.
All reports of bullying will be treated seriously. Staff at Prince of Wales School will speak to the bully and their victim.
Parents will be involved in serious cases.
Repeated bullying could lead to exclusion.
Bullying will be dealt with at our school.
Don’t be quiet, tell an adult and get bullying stopped!
NSPCC guidance around leaving children home alone
The guidance recommends that children under the age of 12 should not be left alone. The guidance states: “children under 12 are rarely mature enough to be left alone for a long period of time, particularly a child with challenging behaviour.”
You can read the full guidance at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-protection-system/england/legislation-policy-guidance/