Advice for Pupils
It is not okay to be bullied or to bully
If you are being bullied
-Tell an adult or somebody you trust what has happened straight away.
-Get away from the situation as quickly as possible.
-Try to stay calm and look as confident as you can.
-Be firm and clear – look them in the eye and, if possible, tell them to stop and tell them how you feel.
After you have been bullied
-Tell a teacher or another adult you trust within school.
-Tell your family.
-If you are scared to tell a teacher or adult on your own, ask a friend to go with you.
-Keep on speaking until someone listens and does something to stop the bullying.
-Don’t blame yourself for what has happened
When you are talking to an adult about bullying be clear about
-What has happened to you.
-How often it has happened.
-Who was involved.
-Who saw what was happening.
-Where it happened.
-What you have done about it already.
If you experience bullying by mobile phone text messages or e-mail
-Tell a friend, parent or teacher.
-Be careful who you give your mobile phone number or e-mail address to.
-Make a note of exactly when a threatening message was sent.
A complete copy of the Anti-Bullying Policy can be obtained through the school office or via the school website.