Student Anti-Bullying Support
Don’t suffer in silence! Bullying will not be tolerated at St Joseph's College!
This information is to help students at St Joseph's College who are affected by bullying; either through their experiences of being bullied, knowing someone who is being bullied or actually bullying someone themselves.
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:
• Name calling
• Spreading hurtful stories
• Excluding someone from groups and breaking up friendships
• Demeaning comments about appearance, gender, culture, religion, sexuality, disability or illness
• Taking or damaging possessions or money
• Pushing or physical violence
• Upsetting someone by the misuse of phones or the internet, including pictures, photos & videos.
What should I do if I see someone being bullied?
• Tell a member of staff who you feel comfortable to talk to or Sixth Form ‘Anti-bullying’ Prefect who is trained to respond and offer support.
• Tell a parent or carer who will then contact the College.
• Send an e-mail to email@example.com with details of who is being bullied
• To watch bullying happen is as bad as bullying yourself
If you are being bullied in School…
• People who bully want to get a reaction out of you, but don’t retaliate
• Try noting down dates, times and places of when the bullying happens
• Make sure you’ve got your friends around you most of the time.
• Don’t suffer in silence. Bullying is wrong – so tell someone about it.
If you know someone who is being bullied…
• Don’t ignore someone else being bullied, you should report the incident.
• Support the person being bullied, whoever they are, they need your help and kindness.
• Don’t get into a fight on behalf of someone else
• If someone is in danger, get help right away
If you are bullying someone…
• It’s not too late to stop bullying
• Ask yourself why you’re behaving that way, do you really want to hurt or upset people?
• Think about if it is worth getting into trouble.
• Be mature enough to stop and think about what you are doing
• Are you taking out your anger on other people because of ‘stuff ‘ outside of school
• Are you jealous of other people
• Bullying won’t win you any friends’ it just makes people scared of you.
• Talk to someone about your situation
Online or mobile phone bullying
• If you are being targeted by mobile phone always tell someone you trust at school or at home.
• Take screen shots of any cyberbullying, including pictures, photographs and videos so you have evidence of the incidents.
• Report bullying by clicking on the cyberbullying logo on websites
• Never give out your email address or mobile number in online chat rooms
• Many actions can be taken regarding online bullying including contacting your Internet service provider and the company who provides your email.
If you need more help with this topic, please make use of the websites listed below;
During our lives friendships change and at times we can all fall out with our friends, one argument is not bullying, however nobody should have to put up with persistent unkindness – this is bullying. You should report it.