Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Being bullied at school, home or online might involve someone pushing you, hitting you, teasing you, talking about you or calling you names. No one has the right to hurt you or make you feel bad. If you are being bullied you don't have to put up with it - you can talk to someone about it. Bullying can be many things and here are a few examples.
- being called names
- being put down or humiliated
- being teased
- being pushed or pulled about
- having money and other possessions taken or messed about with
- having rumours spread about you
- being ignored and left out
- being hit, kicked or physically hurt
- being threatened or intimidated
parents, staff, playworkers and other caring adults have a role to play in preventing bullying. They can help kids understand bullying, keep the lines of communication open, encourage kids to do what they love, and model how to treat others with kindness and respect.
Talk about bullying and what is unacceptable behaviour with your child, to help give them the confidence to report bullying.
Children must know that they aren't the problem! All children have a right to feel safe and secure wherever they are.
If you are being bullied, spend time with friends as bullies hardly ever pick on others if they are in a group
Try ignoring the bully when they say something, walk away and find an adult who you trust to tell what is going on. Adults can help make any bulling stop. If you are too afraid to tell an adult, tell a friend and they can tell for you.
If you feel your child may be the victim of bullying, please speak to staff and we can observe your child playing at the club, and prevent any unwanted behaviour. If it is at school, speak to the class teacher or head teacher so that adults are aware of your concerns.
Below are some useful links for bullying prevention and advice.