26 November 2018

Friendly Schools and Families

Talking with your children about being bullied

  • Many children who are bullied do not tell a trusted adult as they think they are dobbing. 'Dobbing' is when a person deliberately tries to get attention or to get someone else into trouble.
  • 'Asking for help' is when someone feels the situation is out of his/her control and he/she is unable to deal with it alone. If anyone sees someone else in this situation they should also ask for help.
  • What are students being taught at school to help them deal with bullying situations?

All students at our school are being taught that: When I have a problem I can:

- Try to stand up for myself in a positive way.

- Try to talk with the person I am having a problem with.

- Walk away and ignore the person completely.

- Get help from a teacher or another person I trust.

- Ignore the situation and keep playing or working.

- Talk to a friend to get some ideas to help me make a decision.

- Try coming to an agreement with the other person.

You can reinforce these messages by discussing them with your children at home.

Mr Warwick Norman

Friendly Schools and Families Coordinator