Bullying

Information for Parents/Carers

Bullies are very cunning and are expert at getting away with it.

Shropshire LSCB believes that children and young people have the right to be taught in a positive learning environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve socially, emotionally and academically.

We all know that bullying goes on in and out of school, and parents, carers, teachers and other professionals have a duty to take action is they suspect or discover that child(ren) are being bullied.

Bullying includes:

  • People calling a child names;
  • Making things up to get a child into trouble;
  • Hitting, pinching, biting, pushing and shoving;
  • Taking things away from them;
  • Damaging their belongings;
  • Stealing their money;
  • Taking their friends away from them;
  • 'Cyberbullying';
  • Spreading rumours;
  • Threats and intimidation;
  • Making silent or abusive phone calls;
  • Bullies can also frighten a child so that they don't want to go to school, or pretend to be ill to avoid them.

What Parents and Carers should do?

Take action!

  • If you suspect or discover your own child or a child you know is being bullied;
  • If you are concerned about your own child, talk to his/her Teacher or the Head Teacher;
  • If you are concerned about someone else’s child, talk to his/her parents/carers;
  • Get Advice; see The Anti Bullying Network and Bullying UK.