How we define bullying in our school
Our NCS definition of bullying
We believe that bullying is a deliberate attempt to hurt others, either mentally, physically or verbally, and is repetitive. (This means it happens on more than one occasion)
We use V.I.P to define bullying – this means verbal, indirect or physical.
Some examples of verbal bullying are:
- name calling
- spreading rumours.
Some examples of indirect bullying are:
- vandalising property
- leaving you out of games on purpose.
Some examples of physical bullying are:
We think that bullying can be in person, or in the form of cyber bullying (this is online and can be via text messaging and social media apps)
Bullies sometimes try to intentionally hurt others on the sly so that it is hard for other people to notice.
As anti-bullying ambassadors we will try to identify if a peer is being bullied, and will speak to an appropriate grown up. We will support our peers to make friends, have someone to play with and feel safe at NCS.
If you need a buddy we are always here.
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We're really proud to have achieved the Diana Award.
The Anti Bullying Diana award and campaign engages young people, parents and teachers to change the attitude, behaviour and culture of bullying by building skills and confidence to address different situations, both on and offline.
A parents Guide to Anti-Bullying
The below information may serve as a reminder and offers a simple step by step guide for parents. It can be found in the newsletter section of school jotter.
'On the internet' is a story on the childnet website that is aimed at young children aged 4 and above.
Stories about Smartie the penguin for children aged 3-7 can be found here:
Also aimed at 3-7 year olds childnet have stories about digiduck which can be found using the link below:
The below websites can offer support and advice to children and young people, as well as parents and carers. Click on the links to go straight to the websites for useful resources, tips and further guidance.
Take a look at the books below that can support with bullying. This document is approved by the DfE.