Bullying

Bullying is NEVER acceptable and WILL NOT be tolerated at Brook Mead Academy.

At Brook Mead Academy, we ALL have a responsibility to prevent bullying and take action by being an “upstander” when bullying or child-on-child abuse is observed.  All staff and scholars have signed our anti-bullying charter which identifies our whole school pledge in promoting a happy and safe environment for everyone.

At Brook Mead Academy, we ALL have a responsibility to prevent bullying and take action by being an “upstander” when bullying or child-on-child abuse is observed.  All staff and scholars have signed our anti-bullying charter which identifies our whole school pledge in promoting a happy and safe environment for everyone.

At Brook Mead Academy, bullying is defined as Several Times on Purpose (STOP)

Some kinds of bullying:

  • Persistently not following our ‘hands off’ rule – pushing, kicking, hitting, taking someone else’s belongings
  • Persistently being unkind (even if indirectly) – name-calling, making threats, making unpleasant or rude comments, refusing to talk to someone, gossiping, spreading rumours, purposefully leaving someone else out.
  • Online bullying – sending bullying messages by text, phone calls, video-clips, email; using Facebook, Twitter, or websites to spread rumours or to make unpleasant comments.

Some kinds of child-on-child abuse:

  • Touching another person or their clothes without consent.
  • Talking about someone else’s appearance.
  • Making comments about someone else’s body.
  • Telling inappropriate or rude jokes.

The most important thing to remember is that being bullied or harmed is NEVER your fault. There is nothing wrong with you and you do not have to go through it alone. If you are being bullied or are worried that someone else is being bullied, please report it through one of the following routes:

  • Talk to your tutor or any other teacher you trust.
  • Report to your Assistant Head of Year.
  • Report through our safeguarding email – [email protected],uk
  • Post us a “Talk to us” postcard in our dedicated post box in the library.
  • Talk to one of our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

You can also text the Diana Award Crisis messenger to get support and advice about bullying. The service is free, anonymous and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

 

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