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Bullying

To nurture the skills of resilience is key to providing young people with the ability to cope with stress, adversity, failure and challenges. Resilience is evident when young people have a greater ability to “bounce back” when faced with difficulties and achieve positive outcomes.

Resilience enables young people to recognise the damage and long term effects caused by bullying and to have the courage to challenge bullying behaviour and support victims.

Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally. Bullying can take many forms (for instance, cyber-bullying via text messages, social media or gaming, which can include the use of images and video) and is often motivated by prejudice against particular groups, for example on grounds of race, religion, gender, size, sexual orientation, special educational needs or disabilities, or because a child is adopted, in care or has caring responsibilities. It might be motivated by actual differences between children, or perceived differences. 

Bullying, especially if left unaddressed, can have a devastating effect on individuals. It can be a barrier to their learning and have serious consequences for their mental health. Bullying which takes place at school does not only affect an individual during childhood but can have a lasting effect on their lives well into adulthood.   

By effectively preventing and tackling bullying, schools can help to create safe, disciplined environments where pupils are able to learn and fulfil their potential. 

Source – PSHE Association

  • Describe the meaning of bullying and cyberbullying and the impact it can have on an individual.
  • Explore scenarios and their appropriate responses.
  • Explain where to seek support and advice on bullying/cyberbullying.
  • Know that bullying is unacceptable and against the schools policy.

Source – PSHE Association

  • Describe the meaning of bullying and cyber bullying and the short term and long term impact it can have on an individual.
  • Know how to challenge bullying within the school and community.
  • Know what services are available to support the victims of bullying/or for themselves.
  • Explore challenging scenarios and their appropriate responses.
  • Study in depth the different types of bullying that exists.
  • Be aware that bullying can lead victims to attempting or completing suicide and other mental health issues.

Source – PSHE Association

 

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