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Bullies are very cunning and are expert at getting away with it.

We all know that bullying goes on in and out of school. Parents, carers, teachers and other professionals have a duty to take action if they suspect or discover that children are being bullied. Bullying can be face to face or through social media on platforms like Facebook, Instagram or Whats App messaging.

Bullying includes:

  • People calling you names
  • Making things up to get you into trouble
  • Hitting, pinching, biting, pushing and shoving
  • Taking things away from you
  • Damaging your belongings
  • Stealing your money

Taking your friends away from you

  • ‘Cyberbullying’
  • Spreading rumours
  • Threats and intimidation
  • Making silent or abusive phone calls

Bullies can also frighten you so that you don’t want to go to school, so that you pretend to be ill to avoid them

What Parents and Carers should do

Take action!

  • If you suspect or discover your own child or a child you know is being bullied talk to his/her Teacher; or the Head Teacher
  • If you are concerned about someone else’s child, talk to his/her parents/carers;
  • Get Advice e.g. from The Anti Bullying Network or Bullying UK