At Beacon Rise, we do all that we can to ensure that children are free from bullying in all its forms. Children are taught about bullying during PSHE lessons throughout the year and during our Anti-Bullying week each November.
At Beacon Rise Primary School we accept the following as a definition of bullying:
bullying is when someone (or a group of people) picks on you, hurts you, calls you names, threatens or says nasty things about you, takes your things and friends away and keeps on doing it, making you feel frightened and/or unhappy.
It can be:
Physical – hitting, kicking, spitting, tripping someone up, or stealing/damaging someone’s belongings.
Verbal – name-calling, insulting a person’s family, threats of physical violence, spreading rumours, or constantly putting a person down.
Emotional/psychological – excluding someone from a group, humiliation or creating a feeling of danger.
Racist – insulting language/gestures based on a person’s actual or perceived ethnic origin or faith, name-calling, graffiti, or racially motivated violence.
Sexual – sexually insulting language/gestures, name-calling, graffiti, and unwanted physical contact.
Homophobic/ Transphobic – insulting language/gestures based on a person’s actual or perceived sexuality, name-calling, graffiti, or homophobic/ transphobic violence.
Electronic – bullying by text message, bullying on the internet (in chat rooms, on bulletin boards and through instant messaging services), or hate websites.
Bullying is the abuse of power by one person or a group over another. All of the types of behaviour listed above are unacceptable and will not be tolerated at this school.
If you or your child are concerned, please see either the class teacher or Mr Thomas or Miss Chambers as soon as possible.
To find out more about how prevent bullying at Beacon Rise, click on the policy below:
Anti-bullying Policy May 2018
Child-friendly anti-bullying poster