Zero Bully Zone
If somebody physically hurts you, or verbally abuses you, that’s bullying.
Specific types of bulling include:
• Homophobic bullying based on your sexual orientation
• Racist bulling because of your skin colour
• Religious bullying because of your beliefs or faith
• Sizeist bulling referring to your body size
• Cyberbullying targeting you online, often anonymously
• Bulling because you are different
Bullying can be one-off or it can go on for a long time and it can happen to anyone. Bullying can make you feel isolated and worthless, lonely, anxious and lack confidence. Bullying in any form is hurtful and unacceptable and can make your life miserable.
Ignoring bullying wont make it go away. You need to tell someone about what is happening. If the bullying is happening at school, outside of school or online – talk to your parents or carers and tell your teacher, form teacher or head of year.
Smithills takes bullying very seriously and our bullying policy is designed to keep you safe and happy in school. If you feel you can’t speak to your teacher, maybe a friend can do it for you. You can also speak to the school counsellor or report any incidents of bullying anonymously through the Sharp System link on the school website homepage.
If you know someone who is being bullied, encourage and support them to speak to somebody. Keep reporting the bullying until it stops. Don’t put up with it. No one deserves to be bullied.
“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind.” – Henry James