By Christine Gillard | Posted: Wednesday May 16, 2018
Bullying is a form of harassment, and usually refers to intimidatory behaviour between school students, but may involve staff.
If the bullying involves staff and students, the Harassment procedure is
Bullying is deliberate, harmful behaviour that is often repeated, or
continues over a period of time. It often involves a power imbalance and
it is difficult for those being bullied to defend themselves. Bullying
takes place in the digital world too, through cyberbullying.
All members of the school, including students themselves, have a responsibility to recognise bullying and to take action when they are aware of it happening. Bullying behaviour can be overt (directly and easily observed) or covert (indirect and hidden or less easily observed). A great deal of bullying is covert with bullying behaviour rarely occurring in front of adults. If students are being bullied, they need to feel supported and know what to do.
Examples of bullying behaviours include:
To effectively prevent and respond to bullying behaviour at Casebrook Intermediate School we: