Parent / Carer Anti Bullying Support
Bullying will not be tolerated at St Joseph's College. All aspects of bullying are dealt with as quickly and as thoroughly as possible in line with our anti-bullying policy. We recognise that all students have the right to attend school and study in conditions which are free from undue anxiety, stress and fear.
What is bullying?
Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person by an individual or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.
Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological and can include behaviour such as:
Students accused of bullying may need help just as much as those being bullied. Their behaviour may be connected to hidden personal and social problems. They may be manipulated by other children, or they may be falsely accused.
What might be the signs that my child is being bullied?
You may see one or more signs, for example your child could:
How can I help?
Don’t panic and try to keep an open mind. Your key role is to listen and calmly reassure that the situation can get better:
How can a parent / carer report bullying?
How can I help to make sure that my child doesn’t get involved in bullying behaviour?
Need more help?
This guidance should be read in conjunction with the Student Anti-bullying Guidance and the St Joseph's College Anti-Bullying Policy (click here).