Information for Parents and Carers

Bullies are very cunning and are expert at getting away with it.

Your LSCB believes that children and young people have the right to be taught in a positive learning environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve socially, emotionally and academically.

We all know that bullying goes on in and out of school, and parents, carers, teachers and other professionals have a duty to take action is they suspect or discover that child(ren) are being bullied.

Bullying includes:

  • Calling names
  • Making things up to get others into trouble
  • Hitting, pinching, biting, pushing and shoving
  • Taking things away
  • Damaging belongings
  • Stealing money
  • Taking friends away
  • Cyberbullying
  • Spreading rumours
  • Threats and intimidation
  • Making silent or abusive phone calls
  • Bullies can also frighten others so that they don't want to go to school, often to the extent that the child will pretend to be ill to avoid them

What Parents and Carers should do?

Take action!

  • If you suspect or discover your own child or a child you know is being bullied: · If you are concerned about your own Child, talk to his/her Teacher; or the Head Teacher (see Additional Guidance)
  • If you are concerned about someone else’s Child, talk to his/her parents/carers;
  • Get Advice e.g. from The Anti Bullying Network or Bullying UK