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Anti- Bullying at Springfield

As a school we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.  Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school.  If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.  We are a TELLING school.  This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff.

What Is Bullying?

The pupils at Springfield worked together the define bullying.

The School Council- February 2017

Bullying is when someone is constantly mean, deliberately hurts you, disrespects you and your feelings and this annoys or upsets you. Bullying is when someone keeps doing something to you even when you have asked them to stop. It is repeated on a regular basis to the same person by the perpetrator.

Bullying is wrong because it makes people sad, upset or frightened.

Bullying is the unprovoked use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person over a period of time.  Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim.

Bullying can be:

  • Emotional        being unfriendly, excluding, tormenting (e.g. hiding books, threatening gestures)
  • Physical          pushing, kicking, hitting, punching or any use of violence
  • Racist              racial taunts, graffiti, gestures
  • Sexual             unwanted physical contact or sexually abusive comments
  • Homophobic   because of, or focussing on the issue of sexuality
  • Verbal              name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, teasing
  • Cyber              All areas of internet ,such as  email & internet chat room misuse
    Mobile threats by text messaging & calls
    Misuse of associated technology , i.e. camera &video facilities

As a school we have a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to issues of bullying. At our school, you should always tell an adult or put your concern in the bully box. Children know that bullying of any form is taken seriously by staff and dealt with effectively. This may involve parents being involved both in terms of the victim and perpetrator.

Anti-Bullying Policy

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