Bullying

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At East Maddington Primary School we are committed to dealing with bullying behaviour effectively. It is very important that bullying issues are reported to a staff member.

Definition of bullying

Bullying is a pattern of behaviour by one person towards another, which is designed to hurt, injure, upset or discomfort that person.

What the student can do? 

a) When the situation occurs:

  • Tell them to stop annoying you or firmly ignore their behaviour and walk away from them.
  • Speak in a firm, not angry voice.
  • Stand tall.
  • Look in their eyes firmly (but not in a threatening way).

Stay in control of yourself.

b) Immediately afterwards:

  • Share your feelings with others. They can help you make a decision.
  • Take your concerns to your class teacher, deputy principal, principal or another adult at school you feel that you are able to talk to.
  • TELL AN ADULT.

What can parents do? 

With the child:

  • Hear what the child has to say without judging them.
  • Try to understand your child’s point of view.
  • Use a problem solving approach.
  • Involve the child in deciding on realistic solutions.
  • Encourage the student to report the incident immediately to a staff member.
  • Contact the school if you feel your child is unable to manage the situation through the normal channels.