Anti-Bullying

“Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, often repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally.”

AB week second poster

This Anti-Bullying Week we want to:

  • empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique
  • help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
  • encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality

How can students get involved?

  • Wear odd-socks for Anti-bullying – Monday 13th November 2017:  Normal school uniform BUT with a twist. Wear odd socks for a day – as bright and as colourful as you like. Your tutor will give you extra points if you do!
  • Donate a cake (bought or baked) for the Space Base – please leave them at Bader reception – we will take your cakes any day next week.
  • Go along to the Space Base and meet the team any lunchtime during anti-bullying week – cakes and sweets on sale to help raise money for the anti-bullying work in school.
  • Use #Antibullyingweek and #oddsocks in your social media posts – showing you support our theme of #AllDifferentAllEqual

How can parents get involved?AB Parent survey

  • Support your child(ren) in getting ready for Oddsocks day – Monday 13th Novemeber
  • Bake/Buy some cakes/sweets to donate to the sale held in the Space Base at lunchtimes
  • Complete the parent survey on Anti-bullying to share your views about the school’s work with anti-bullying
  • Use #Antibullyingweek and #oddsocks in your social media posts – showing you support our theme of #AllDifferentAllEqual

 

 

The four main kinds of bullying include: Physical, Verbal, Emotional/Non-verbal, and Cyberbullying.

  • Physical – hurting a person’s body (e.g. shoving, poking, throwing things, spitting, slapping, choking, punching, kicking, beating, stabbing, pulling hair, biting, scratching, scraping, pinching, threatened violence,  or damaging possessions)
  • Verbal – saying or writing mean things (e.g. name calling including homophobic language, taunting, nasty teasing, insults, spreading malicious gossip)
  • Emotional/Non-verbal – often accompanies physical or verbal bullying.  (e.g. rude gestures, ignoring/excluding/isolating a pupil)
  • Cyberbullying – involves using social media and the internet to spread rumours or post pictures/videos or fake websites/profiles.  Also involves sending malicious emails or text messages on mobile phones.
If you are being bullied or know someone who is, please let someone know.  You can email antibullying@kingedwardvi-lichfield.staffs.sch.uk, or speak to a member of staff or the anti-bullying group.
Congratulations to Francesca Pegg who won our 2017 Anti-bullying poster competition.  Click here to see her fantastic winning entry.  And thank you to all of the people who entered.  The standard was very high – so well done!

AB Student survey

AB Parent survey

 

 

 

 

Anti-Bullying presentation info slides

 

 

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The Sixth Form Anti-Bullying Group pose for a photo before their presentation to parents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-Bullying Policy

Anti bullying raffle prize winner 2014 1.jpgLucy (left) from the anti-bullying team presents Annabel with her prize, following the Anti-bullying week raffle.  The raffle was used to raise money and awareness of the work of the anti-bullying group.

During anti-bullying week, members of the school’s Anti-Bullying group led assemblies raising awareness of the issues surrounding bullying.  The key messages were about ensuring all students know that bullying is never acceptable, and that anyone experiencing or witnessing bullying should report it to an adult or a member of the anti-bullying group.  People who are bullied often feel that they can’t report it, as they fear that nothing can be done to help, or that it might get worse.  We want to challenge this idea, as the school has a number of ways to stop bullying and support those who have experienced it.

For further help or advice about bullying, please visit the Bullying UK website by clicking the picture:  Bullying UK