What is bullying?
Bullying is something that is repeated and is intentionally meant to cause upset or hurt.
There are many forms of bullying, such as:
Often someone will be targeted due to their victim being different in some way, for example, having different beliefs, being a different race or religion.
It is important that we all talk openly and honestly, listen and change the culture. Bullying is never okay and needs to be dealt with.
If you are ever worried or are being bullied you must report it. Tell a teacher, a parent or another adult that you trust. We are here to keep you safe and happy.
In Class 3, we looked at many different types of bullying, in particular cyber bullying and emotional bullying. We also talked about play times and lunch times and we can try and sort out any issues that may occur. One of the main issues, was playing by the rules and how the rules are there for everyone to adhere to. We talked about what the impact of not following rules could have on others.
The class had some very good discussions and raised some interesting questions. We acted out some scenarios that the children had to respond to and make decisions on. We then talked about their decisions and how they would impact on themselves and others.
As a result of this, we tried to focus on lots of positives about ourselves and we did an activity where the children had to fill in balloons with things that they are good at, proud and what makes them a good friend.
We also did a 'Secret Angel' activity, where each child drew a name out of a box. Whichever name they drew, their mission was to try and be nice and say positive things about that person for the week. At the end of the week, the children will try and guess who their 'Secret Angel' was.
Anti-Bullying Week - In Reception
On Friday this week we celebrated ‘Odd Socks Day’. We all took our shoes off and sat together in a circle to talk about the wonderful different patterns we had on our odd socks. I then explained to the children that there was a special reason why we were wearing odd socks today. We talked about bullying and how it is when something unkind is done or said to someone over and over again. One child commented that ‘this is like a pattern’ ‘not a nice pattern though’. We agreed and decided bullying shouldn’t happen. We took some time to tell our partners all of the different adults that we could talk to if, at anytime, unkind things were happening to us. We then related this to our Class Charter – We have the right to be treated fairly. We have the right to be protected.
Anti-bullying week in class one - November 2018
In class one we talked about what a bully is and what we should do if we think we are being bullied or someone else is being bullied. We then discussed ideas of how to be kind to each other and how we could spread kindness around the school. The children also spent time thinking about how we are all different and celebrating our differences.
We are excited to be taking part in the Odd Socks day on Monday 13th November.
2nd November 2017
Anti-Bullying Week 2017 is happening from Monday 13th – Friday 17th November. The theme for this year is: ‘All Different, All Equal’. We are currently working towards our Rights Respecting School Award; this event supports Article 19 ‘All Children should be protected from violence, abuse and neglect, and governments should protect them’.
The aims of the event are to:
• empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique
• help children and young people to understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
To promote the message that it is good to be different and unique, on Monday 13th November; we will be part of the national ‘Odd Socks Day’ promotion. Children and adults can come to school in their uniform but wearing odd socks!
Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity for children to express themselves and appreciate individuality. There is no pressure on the children to wear the latest fashion or for parents to buy expensive costumes. All they have to do to take part is wear odd socks to school, it couldn’t be simpler!
We would like to invite participating children to make a voluntary donation to support the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
Many thanks again for your support.
Mrs Tracy Cockram