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Introduction To Anti-Bullying
Welcome to our ANTI-BULLYING section of the school website. Our aim is to provide students with an additional way to report any incidents of bullying or safeguarding.
"Bullying"......... what does it mean?
The Anti-Bullying Alliance says that it is.......
"Behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically, verbally, emotionally or through Cyberspace"
Cyber Bullying: has the same effect as face to face bullying, but may take place via mobiles, e mails, texts or other message types. This may be sending hurtful texts or spreading rumours through social networking sites - uploading private or distorted images, sending abusive comments through gaming sites, or assuming a false identity to cause harm or trouble.
Verbal bullying: may include name calling, threats, spreading rumours or gossip, Usually face to face, but may include malicious phone calls or messages.
How can parents and carers help?
- Each situation may need a different approach.
- If you think your child is being bullied, don't panic-try to keep an open mind
- Listen and reassure them that 'telling' was the right thing to do
- Assure them that bullying is not their fault and that you are there to support them
- Find out what your child wants to happen
- Discuss the situation with school
In the first instance, please telephone school to speak with the Form Tutor, Learning Leader or a member of the Inclusion Team.
Who can students tell in school?
Students can tell any trusted adult in school about any bullying or safeguarding concern to get support. They can see the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors to help in any situation or they can e mail for support if they are not confident enough to report face to face.
Where can students get more information and help?
- Childline 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk
- Cybermentors – social networking site giving support www.cybermentors.org.uk
- Anti-bullying Alliance - www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
- CEOP – online safety www.uthinkuknow.co.uk – keeping safe
- Off the record – Young People's counselling service – Hyde 0161 355 3553
- Branching out – drugs and alcohol support for young people – 0161 342 7605
- SID – service information directory – www.tameside-sid.org.uk
- Anti-Bullying and SMILE Team Training - Click here to download
We would like to introduce ourselves and welcome you to our Anti Bullying Ambassador section of our Website.
Our names are Anna and Oliver and we are two Year11 students who are the Senior Student Leaders of the Anti-Bullying team here at Longdendale.
We are here to make sure that if any student is unhappy about friendship issues or bullying, that our team can help out before anything becomes bullying and makes students unhappy. We are always there to talk to, alongside the rest of the team and we can be easily recognised as we wear purple lanyards with Anti Bullying Ambassador on the front and a large blue ‘A’ badge.
In June 2015, our team from students in Years 10 and 11 were trained by the Princess Diana Team for a day, on what to do in a difficult situation if a student is being bullied or having conflict with other students. We are now ready to launch our work and make our school an even safer environment than it already is, for your child's education. Our definition is that bullying is "any behaviour that makes someone upset, uncomfortable and feeling unsafe - that is deliberate and is repeated over time" This can take many forms such as - verbal, indirect, cyber and physical.
Before we leave Longdendale we want to reduce conflict and the small number of incidents even further and we are looking forward to sharing our work with future students and our personal experiences to ensure a safe environment where bullying is not accepted or tolerated.