Bullying is something that can hurt you on the inside or on the outside. It hurts you on the outside by hitting you and hurting you physically. It hurts you on the inside by name calling or hurting your feelings.
Bullying is done on purpose, it’s not an accident. If someone hurts you during a game by accident that is not bullying, but if every time you played a game they hurt you, or your feelings, that would be bullying.
Bullying happens more than once. The bully/bullies do it over and over and over again.
- Hurting someone physically
- Talking about hurting someone
- Spreading rumours
- Leaving children out on purpose
Bullying does not always happen in person. Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that happens online or through text messages or emails. It includes posting rumours on sites like Facebook, sharing embarrassing pictures or videos, and making fake profiles or websites.
Click the link below to learn more about cyberbullying and keeping yourself safe online.
There are things you can do if you are being bullied:
- Look at the child bullying you and tell him or her in a calm, clear voice to stop.
- Try laughing it off. If the bully sees you are not bothered they quite often do not continue.
- If speaking up seems too hard or not safe, walk away and stay away. Don’t fight back
- Find an adult to stop the bullying on the spot.
There are things you can do to stay safe in the future, too.
- Talk to an adult you trust. Don’t keep your feelings inside.
- Stay away from places where bullying happens.
- Stay near adults and other kids. Most bullying happens when adults aren’t around.
In Leaney Primary School we do not tolerate bullying. A bully only gets away with it because no-one tells. If you are being bullied you can talk to any adult in our school. Remember we have two “special” teachers who you can go to if you need to talk about bullying or anything else that is worrying you. They are Mrs Hargie and Miss Alexander.