St Mary's Anti-bullying Charter
At St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our pupils, so they can learn and play in a secure environment. The school treats all reported incidents of bullying-type-behaviour and bullying seriously.
What is bullying?
Bullying is repeated behaviour by an individual or group that deliberately
hurts another individual or group physically or emotionally.
Types of bullying
Bullying-type-behaviour, which can lead to bullying if it is repeated, includes:
spreading hurtful rumours, inappropriate sarcasm, excluding, mocking, taunting,
tormenting, using threatening gestures);
plus taking other physical-bullying-actions such as tacking, hiding or damaging belongings);
perceived intelligence, perceived economic status);
or videos by e-mail; using instant messaging and chat rooms to send threatening or abusive
messages to someone else and asking others to join in; using another person’s account,
without their permission, to send abusive messages to others; writing nasty or upsetting
comments on someone’s profile on social networking sites; making jokes or comments about
people on their own profiles; writing comments underneath other people’s bullying posts;
setting up a fake profile dedicated to bullying someone else; abusing or harassing
someone through online multi-player gaming sites; sending abusive texts, video or
photo messages, or sharing videos of physical attacks on individuals (for example
‘happy slapping’ or ‘blue jacking’); ‘sexting’, which is encouraging someone to share
intimate pictures or videos of themselves and then sending these on to other people;
posting photos, personal information, fake comments and blogs, or pretending to be
someone online without that person’s permission).
Ben Pearson is our Anti-Bullying Lead Governor and he monitors the school’s anti-bullying work and meets with the children to ascertain their views.