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.