Anti-Bullying

 

Introduction To Anti-Bullying

 

Anti bullying week  12th Nov – 16th  November 2018

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During this week the school has participated in the National Anti bullying week – the National them being ; “Choose Respect”

During the week, the learner Anti bullying Ambassadors, SMILE Team and Mrs Noble have delivered assemblies each day to all year groups and shared the continuing message that bullying of any kind is not tolerated at the school.

The assembly message was around choosing Respect and celebration of difference.

The assemblies were an opportunity to refresh the use and understanding of the terminology ‘Bullying’ and ‘Peer conflict’  and the difference between them.

During the week the whole school is linking in with the theme:

Art competition for Year 7 – theme “Choose Respect”

 Odd Socks day on Friday 16th November – all money raised to go to Children In Need

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 At break time the teams will be  in the main entrance hall inviting all learners to sign the “Roll of Respect” This is a long roll of paper on which learners and staff can sign their pledge as a school community to commit to ensuring no tolerance of bullying at Longdendale.

 

The theme of ‘Respect’ will continue as a whole school focus up to the Christmas break and beyond, l involving Tutor activities and awareness raising to promote kindness, compassion and celebrate difference.

 

Welcome to our ANTI-BULLYING section of the school website. Our aim is to provide learners with an additional way to report any incidents of bullying or safeguarding.

 

"Bullying"......... what does it mean?

The Anti-Bullying Alliance says that it is.......

 

"Behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically, verbally, emotionally or through Cyberspace" 

 

Cyber Bullying: has the same effect as face to face bullying, but may take place via mobiles, e mails, texts or other message types. This may be sending hurtful texts or spreading rumours through social networking sites - uploading private or distorted images, sending abusive comments through gaming sites, or assuming a false identity to cause harm or trouble. 

 

Verbal bullying: may include name calling, threats, spreading rumours or gossip, Usually face to face, but may include malicious phone calls or messages.

 

How can parents and carers help?

  • Each situation may need a different approach.
  • If you think your child is being bullied, don't panic-try to keep an open mind
  • Listen and reassure them that 'telling' was the right thing to do
  • Assure them that bullying is not their fault and that you are  there to support them
  • Find out what your child wants to happen
  • Discuss the situation with school

 

In the first instance, please telephone school to speak with the Form Tutor, Learning Leader or a member of the Inclusion Team.

 

Who can learners tell in school?

Learners can tell any trusted adult in school about any bullying or safeguarding concern to get support. They can see the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors and SMILE Teams to help in any situation or they can e mail for support if they are not confident enough to report face to face.

Our E mail address to report any bullying is   safewatch@lhs.aspireplus.org.uk

 

Where can learners get more information and help?

 

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Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

 

We would like to introduce ourselves and welcome you to our Anti Bullying Ambassador section of our Website.

Our names are Jaya and Kieran and we are two Year11 learners who are the Senior Learner Leaders of the Anti-Bullying team here at Longdendale.

We are here to make sure that if any learner is unhappy about friendship issues or bullying, that our team can help out before anything becomes bullying and makes learners unhappy. We are always there to talk to, alongside the rest of the team and we can be easily recognised with Anti Bullying Ambassador badges. 

Our team from learners in Years 10 and 11 are there for any learners who may have a difficult situation of peer conflict or bullying. Our Ambassadors link in with Mrs Noble, so all learners can access support if needed and the issue can be resolved at the earliest point.  We continue with our work and make our school an even safer environment than it already is, for your child's education. Our definition is that bullying is "any behaviour that makes someone upset, uncomfortable and feeling unsafe - that is deliberate and is repeated over time, where there is an imbalance of power" This can take many forms such as - verbal, indirect, cyber and physical. We link with the Anti bullying Alliance definition.

Before we leave Longdendale we want to continue to  reduce conflict and the small number of incidents even further and we are looking forward to sharing our work with future learners and our personal experiences to ensure a safe environment where bullying is not accepted or tolerated.

 

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SMILE Team

 

Hello and welcome to our Longdendale SMILE Team section Anti-Bullying part of our school website. 

We are the SMILE Teams here at Longdendale High School, and we are all the friendly, approachable and kind learners from Year 8 and 9, around school wearinging our SMILE Team badges. We help other learners if they are looking lost, if they have fallen out with friends or they just want someone to sit with, at break or in the dining room.

We are really good listeners and will encourage others to go to see our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, or  to see any member of staff. if they are nervous about going to get help for any worries.

We want to make sure our school continues being a  happy friendly place where it’s good to tell someone......

 

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Anti-Bullying Websites

 

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The Anti-bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.

 

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CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online.

 

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