The 14th-18th November is anti-bullying week. Children in school will be learning about bullying at an age-appropriate level including what bullying actually is, different types of bullying, the role of the bystander and cyber bullying (particularly relevant for older pupils).
There is a really good website for parents/carers produced by the charity BullyingUK, which is part of 'family lives', which includes lots of really useful information such as:
- Younger children - is it bullying?
- How to spot the signs of bullying
- What to do if your child is being bullied
- How to talk to your child about bullying
- Advice if your disabled child is bullied
- What to do if your child is a bully
- What to do about bullying out of school hours
- What to do about racist bullying
- How does bullying affect your child
- Why children bully
Click on this link to access the website:
It also has a section for adults if they are suffering bullying at work:
Finally, it also has an advice line that anyone (adults and children) can call if they are concerned about bullying which is 0808 800 2222.
Remember - you can always come and speak to your child's class teacher or book an appointment to meet with another adult if you have any concerns relating to bullying whether it is happening in school, out of school or through mobile phone or computers.