At Ernest Bevin College bullying is not tolerated and any incidents of bullying are dealt with swifty and consistently. Students are encouraged to report any concerns they have to a member of staff as soon as possible so that problems do not escalate. Parents can also contact the college in confidence to discuss any concerns they may have.
EBC SHARP reporting system (students can receive confidential advice or reports incidents of bullying etc)
During Anti Bullying Week assemblies and events take place to remind students about the college’s policies to bullying and what they should do if they or a friend are being bullied.
The Anti-bullying Alliance defines bullying as the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person by another, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.
Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace.
Each year students are reminded of the school’s anti-bullying policies during Anti-Bullying Week (Nationally 11-15th November but EBC will be highlighting Anti-Bullying a week later 18-22 November 2019 to avoid clashes with assessment week) and with respect to online behaviour in assemblies themed around Safer Internet Day (11th February 2020)
Helpful links (click on the highlighted text to take you to the link)
Childline: tel 0800 1111 [A free confidential advice line for children]
Support for Teenagers
ThinkUknow: Guide to Internet Safety for Young People
Parents Anti-Bullying Helpline 08451 205 204
Part of Family Lives, online support and forum
Diana Award Anti-bullying campaign
Five articles every parent should read about bullying
Guide to bullying & cyber bullying from the national charity NSPCC
Wide range of tools and information for young people, parents, teachers, specialist surrounding bullying
Preventing Bullying, Protecting Children
Counselling Directory: What is bullying resource, how to understand the signs and where to go for help including an online search directory for specialist counsellors.