The Ceredigion County Council Anti-Bullying Policy for Parents/Guardians has been developed to equip you with relevant information regarding what to do if your child is involved in a bullying incident/s. It forms part of a series of three guidance documents aimed at schools, pupils and parents / guardians and replaces the previous single guidance document ‘Ceredigion Anti-Bullying Strategic Policy 2012’
Bullying is one of the key issues about which children and young people express their worries. Ceredigion County Council affirms the right for every child to be safe to learn, to develop healthy relationships and to achieve their best.
Victims need to be kept safe and bullies need to be helped to change their behaviour and have the opportunity for any underlying emotional needs to be met.
Bullying by technology (cyberbullying) has been reported globally, nationally and locally as an increasing concern which presents an increasing challenge and one which benefits from wider partnership, in particular working in collaboration with the Police.
Parents/Guardians can help schools to tackle bullying by talking to their child about bullying and the impact that it can have on victims. Whether your child is a victim of bullying or involved in bullying behaviour there are things that you can do to address it.
|Here are some examples of definitions of bullying.||What should you do if your child is being bullied?|
|This is not an exhaustive list – by developing your own definition you will promote useful discussion:
If individuals or groups are regularly:
Talk to school staff about the bullying. The first contact point is your child’s class/form teacher. They can be contacted on 01970 623497.
• It will help to sort out what action to take if you can bear in mind that the teacher may have no idea that your child is being bullied or may have heard conflicting accounts of an incident.
|* Bullying can be very serious for the person who is being bullied and they could feel upset
enough to hurt themselves. If your child is involved in bullying they could get into trouble. In some cases bullying is a crime and could get them into trouble with the police. Help your child to understand that colleges, universities and employers regularly look at social media sites like Facebook and if they are involved in bullying they may harm their future education and job prospects.
|What will the school do?|
|Our School does not tolerate bullying. This is what we can do about bullying:
We will work to make sure that the person being bullied is safe
Families who feel that their concerns are not being addressed appropriately by the school might like to consider the following steps:
- Check with the school anti-bullying policy to see if agreed procedures are being followed
- Discuss your concerns with other parents
- Make an appointment to discuss the matter with the Headteacher and keep a record of the meeting
- Send letter to Class Teacher