Anti-Bullying Week - Change Starts With Us
We recently held Anti-bullying week. Every class in the school had a lesson about what bullying is and how to stop it happening in our school.
We talked to the children and they came up with some things that they thought were bullying:
- Hurting someone by hitting or kicking them
- Making fun of someone
- Telling lies about someone, the things they have said or done
- Making comments about the way someone looks
- Pulling faces
- Using bad language
- Ignoring a person, refusing to let them join in with a game
We talked about the fact that in order for a person’s actions to be called bullying they have to be repeated. Falling out with a friend one day and making up the next is not bullying. Being unkind to someone day after day is bullying.
To find out more about anti-bullying week 2019 please click here.
The children came up with some ideas about how we can beat bullying:
- Look out for the other children in your class
- Tell a teacher or someone you trust what is happening
- Talk to the bully and tell them to stop
- If you can, ignore the bully
- If your friend is being bullied, go over and ask them if they would like to play with you or tell a teacher what you think is happening
People who are being bullied often feel very alone. It can feel as if no-one cares or even that other people are on the bully’s side if they don’t speak up. If you think your friend is being bullied, say something! Speak to your friend, to a teacher/teaching assistant/dinner lady.
We want all the children at Leigh to feel safe at school.
If we band together we can beat bullying!
At Leigh we have 5 anti-bullying ambassadors who are there to support children who feel they are being bullied. Our ambassadors wear a badge with an 'A' on it to symbolise their position. We hope that children at Leigh never feel they would need to consult an anti-bullying ambassador but they are there should the need arise. Many thanks to our ambassadors and to Mrs Jones for organising them.
The Leigh Anti-Bullying Ambassadors