We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying within LECA community, and we are all here to help. Speaking out is essential in working as a community to prevent bullying. We always suggest that your first port of call should be your form tutor - but any member of staff that you feel comfortable talking to is perfectly okay.
We need to understand that there are many reasons why children bully other children. A bully may be struggling with personal problems at home. The bullying behaviour may be the only way they know how to deal with a difficult situation in their personal life, such as parents divorcing, a death of a relative, abuse or humiliation of some sort in their life. This does not mean that bullying behaviour is OK. Sometimes, a bully will pick on someone because they are jealous or because they think that they will be seen as bigger and tougher' and it boosts their sad ego. For the bully, behaving in a bullying manner is seen as a way to win friends, but this is a myth. All forms of bullying and anti-social behaviour is unacceptable.
Please see this great website for information: https://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/kids.html
Police safety - Advice on how you or your child can make a report if someone has acted inappropriately online.
Cyberbullying - Cyberbullying and Online Harassment Advice. National Bullying Helpline.
Cyberbullying - Bullying UK.
Cyberbullying - NSPCC (Net Aware)
You Tube - You Tube's policy and safety hub
Facebook - Family Safety Centre
Think u know - What to do and where to turn if you share something you regret. What to do if you are a victim of online bullying.
Bullying - Advice on cyberbullying.