At Langwathby C of E School we talk to children about how to build good relationships with their classmates all year round. However, we use Anti-Bullying Week to address some of the key messages around bullying – what it is, how it feels, how to prevent it and what to do if it happens. Parental understanding and involvement are essential if anti-bullying work is to be effective. We want to share some information which might be useful for parents.
This year Anti-Bullying Week will take place on November 13th -17th 2023 - you can read more about this on their website - ABA & Our Work (anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk)
At Langwathby school we do the following to prevent bullying:
- We follow our school rules.
- We teach children how to build healthy friendships.
- We support children to develop coping strategies.
- We plan lessons, assemblies and displays which teach children about bullying.
- We teach children how to be safe online.
- We celebrate differences and challenge stereotypes.
- We encourage children to talk to trusted adults if they feel that they are being bullied.
What should you do if you think your child might be being bullied?
- If your child tells you that they think they are being bullied, keep calm. Getting angry can often make children worry even more.
- Allow the school to look into your concerns.
- Listen to your child.
- Where there might be evidence such as text messages or emails, keep these to share them with the school if necessary.
- Encourage your child to talk to a trusted adult at school – if they refuse, then offer to talk to the class teacher on their behalf.
- Advise your child not to retaliate – this makes the situation worse.