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Anti-Bullying

Bullying will not be tolerated from any member of our School community. It is vital that we encourage good behaviour and respect for others and prevent all forms of bullying. The School will act promptly and firmly on all matters of bullying and relies on timely reporting of bullying in order to take decisive action.

We are committed to providing a caring and friendly environment for all students so they can learn in a safe and secure school. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, all students should be able to share information and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. Anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to SHARE with staff.  

What Is Bullying?

Bullying is repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. 

What Are The Types Of Bullying?

Verbal

Name-calling Sarcasm/taunting

 Making threats

 

Physical

Pushing Kicking

 Hitting

 

Indirect

Excluding/ignoring someone.

Spreading rumours

 

Cyber

Text/photo/video messaging

 Social media

What To Do If You Are Being Bullied

  • Don't retaliate 
  • Keep a record of what's happening
  • Tell someone you trust
  • Surround yourself with people that make you feel good
  • Don't blame yourself, it's not your fault
  • Be proud of who you are

How To Be A Positive Bystander

  • Show Compassion - Recognise when someone is being bullied.
  • Take Action - Don't laugh, participate or be an "audience" for the bully.
  • Show Courage - Tell others that what is happening is wrong.
  • Provide Support - Ask the person being bullied if they’re OK, invite them to leave with you.
  • Seek Advice - Tell a trusted adult what’s going on.
  • Show Leadership - Help others to make good choices and be supportive.

 If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.  

Hadleigh High School Anti-Bullying Pledge

We, the students of Hadleigh High School, agree to join together to stop bullying. By signing this pledge, we agree to:

  • Be kind to others and include those who are left out.
  • Not bully others.
  • Not be a bystander who watches, laughs or joins in with bullying behaviour.
  • Not to justify bullying behaviour as banter.
  • Tell an adult we trust when we see bullying.
  • Help those who are being bullied. 
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