Everyone has a right to feel safe
Bullying behaviour is not accepted at Meadowbrook college
We will listen and act
what is bullying?
- Taking and damaging belongings
- Or threatening to do any of these things
- Spreading nasty stories
- Leaving people out
- Making them do something they don’t want to
- “Dirty looks”
- Offensive graffiti
- Name calling
- Offensive comments
- Unwanted or inappropriate touching, comments or messages
Picking on people because of something different about them, like:
- Being gay
- Being a girl or a boy
- The colour of their skin
- Where they come from
- Their religion
- Special needs
- Health problems
- Who they live with
- Is bullying that happens using electronic forms of contact such as phones, emails or social networking
What to do about it?
- Telling is not grassing
- If nobody knows what is happening, nobody can help
- Don’t be embarrassed about feeling unsafe: it’s not your fault!
Who to tell
- Your Programme Leader - This is probably the person who knows you best and can give you support every day. He or she can deal with the problem.
- Any Staff - This could be anyone in the school that you trust. You could write it down for them.
- A Friend - Sometimes, just talking about it helps. Your friends can look out for you and make sure that you are not alone. They can also help you to talk to someone else.
- A Parent or Somebody You Can Trust - If you don’t want to talk to anyone at school, tell someone at home. They can help you to decide what to do next or talk to teachers on your behalf.
What Meadowbrook will do about bullying?
We will investigate all incidents carefully and record it
We will always take reports of bullying seriously and listen carefully to what students say
We will offer the person being bullied and the person bullying a chance to talk about what happened and how to make it better
Parents/Carers will be involved and informed
We will continue to monitor the situation and check in with the students involved to find out whether anything has changed
We want students to be involved in our anti-bullying efforts, so we welcome suggestions and comments