The Anti-Bullying Alliance defines bullying as:
‘The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.’
Bullying is never acceptable and takes many forms. It can be:
- Aimed at specific groups of people and be homophobic, racial, disablist, gender related.
Face to Face:
- Physical - kicking, hitting, pushing, damaging/stealing property.
- Verbal - name calling, teasing, insulting, intimidation.
- Psychological - spreading rumours, isolating, mimicking, manipulative, playing jokes to embarrass or humiliate.
Happen in Cyberspace:
- Texting unpleasant messages, sending unpleasant photos, posting unpleasant messages on social networking sites.
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Support at Sir Thomas Wharton Academy:
At Sir Thomas Wharton Academy we take any allegation of bullying very seriously, and we raise awareness about bullying in a number of ways.
We ensure that victims of bullying are supported and that perpetrators are dealt with. We also do not condone 'bystanders', people who watch or know that someone is being bullied and don’t do anything about it.