Caring For Students - My Child Is Being Bullied

 

My Child Is Being Bullied

Online bullying report

If you would like to report a bullying incident you can make a report online by clicking on the picture below.

What does the school do?

Our process involves a transparent series of letters and consequences that increase in intervention as the bullying behaviour escalates. While all staff are responsible to act on bullying, the formal process is managed by :
Stage 1: The Year Adviser
Stage 2: The Head Teacher of Student Welfare
Stage 3: The Deputy Principal
Stage 4: The Deputy Principal / Principal

At each stage of the process:
The teacher who receives the report will investigate it and make a decision about whether the incident is one requiring the bullying process or mediation.
The year adviser sends a letter to the parents of the bully and the person being bullied. A copy of this is kept in the Student Welfare Database.
We can organise support for both parties if needed.
A consequence is given to the bully that is in line with their actions. These increase in severity as subsequent reports are made.
Worksheets are given to the bully to complete at home and hand into the year adviser.

 

Parent Strategies for their Children

  • We encourage parents to talk with their child about the situation and contact the s
  • Do not fight back. Fighting back:
  • Gives the bully the reaction they want and the evidence that they are getting to you.
  • Gives the bully an excuse to do it more.
  • Blurs the lines between who is right and wrong. E.g. students who have fought back have been suspended for violent behavior.
  • chool if they have any concerns.
  • Teach your child strategies to prevent bullying:
  • Ignore it. (Bully's want a reaction and if you don't give them one on a regular basis they usually move on.)
  • Try and stay in a group.
  • Go to a safe place. e.g. The SOL Room, The Library, near a teacher.
  • Play games at lunch instead of just hanging around talking.
  • Look happy. Nobody bullies a happy person.
  • Don't make eye contact with the bully as you walk past them. This is often the invitation to start bullying.
  • Don't react but have a "Cool" response when being taunted. (A Cool response is a reply that shows you are not phased by the remark. "Whatever" seems to be popular)
  • Encourage your child to get involved in something that will occupy them at times when they being bullied. e.g. sport, music, different group of friends.
  • Inform your child that while they may not want to report bullying, the bully is making it hard for them to enjoy school. If they report, they will get a consequence and your child can move on.
  • Inform them that this is a long term solution and that they need to keep making reports if they want it to stop. They can report online.