Living and Learning: anti-bullying day and odd socks day

Tuesday 14 November 2023

We kicked off anti-bullying day with our odd socks to celebrate that we are all unique and different.

First of all, we explored our school definition of bullying, created by our junior leaders, by looking at what some of the words meant.

What are the different types of bullying?

Our school definition helped us understand the different types of bullying – physical (hurting our body), emotional (hurting our feelings) or cyber bullying (online).

The story #Goldilocks looks at how we should treat everyone with respect whether it is in person or online.

How can you STOP bullying?

We used our weekly circle time to think about the role we all have to STOP bullying. Year 2 had some excellent suggestions.

Our main message is Start Telling Other People and to continue to do that until you are heard.

You can stop bullying by…

saying STOP to the bullies and if they don’t stop, tell an adult.

telling the bully to stop if you are a bystander.

being kind to people and not hurting them.

help the person being bullied and take them to an adult.

looking out for people and helping people solve problems.

telling an adult at home if it was online.

being resilient and saying STOP.

ignoring the bully, walk away and don’t say anything back to them.

What is the impact of bullying?

We used drama techniques to think about how someone being bullied might feel. By thought tracking the victim, we explored their different emotions. We also considered the role of bystanders and what they should do.

How can you get help?

Seeking help can be done in a number of different ways.

Who could you tell? (taken from our child friendly anti-bullying policy)

The children thought about who they would tell if they needed to Start Telling Other People.

Help at home: discuss our school definition of bullying with your child. Do they know the difference between falling out and bullying, and between a one-off situation and something that’s happened more than once?