At Ernest Bevin College bullying is not tolerated and any incidents of bullying are dealt with swiftly 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.
We recognise that bullying takes many forms: physical, verbal, online and may also have a sexual nature. Anyone who feels that they are a victim of bullying or harassment should contact their form tutor or speak with any member of staff for support. Any concerns or complaints will be investigated and appropriate action taken.
EBC SHARP reporting system (students can receive confidential advice or reports incidents of bullying etc)
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.
Helpful links (click on the highlighted text to take you to the link)
Childline: tel 0800 1111 [A free confidential advice line for children]
NSPCC HELP LINE: 0800 136 663 or 0808 800 5000
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.