Download - Anti-Bullying Policy
Definition of Bullying agreed with Moulton School Students
“Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, which intentionally hurts another individual or group, either physically or emotionally.” Preventing and Tackling Bullying (DfE, Oct 2014).
Note: Whilst accepting this definition, it is also noted that bullying may, on occasions, take the form of an isolated incident in which there is an imbalance of power.
Bullying can take many forms:
- Physical: pushing, kicking, hitting, punching and any other forms of violence, including threats of violence.
- Direct Verbal: name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, persistent teasing.
- Social (indirect verbal comments): unkind comments made in the proximity of the victim.
- Cyber-bullying: abusive texts, e-mails, snapchats, or any other inappropriate use of social networking sites, including unkind communication or creation of webpages, sexting
- Emotional: excluding, tormenting (i.e. hiding books, threatening gestures), ridicule, humiliation.
- Racism/ Faith related bullying: racial taunts, words, phrases and/or stereotyping, which includes reference to or signify a dislike or demeaning outlook on somebodies skin colour, hair type, religion, culture or faith.
- Sexual: unwanted physical contact, abusive comments, sexual gestures, sexting
- SEND related bullying: SEN and disability targeted bullying.
- Homophobic: ridicule, name calling, unkind comments, humiliation which directly links to a young person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation.
- Gender: Ridicule, victimisation, humiliation or/and harassment which directly links to somebodies gender including transgender and cisgender students and sexism.
Many types of behaviour that could be described as bullying are covered by legislation and can be prosecuted as criminal offences under a number of acts of Parliament, for example:
- Protection from Harassment Act 1997
- Malicious Communications Act 1988
- Communications Act 2003
- Public Order Act 1986
Happiness Questionnaire – Student
As a school we think it is essential to keep track on any bullying incidences that occur and deal with them in the best possible way. If you are, unfortunately, the victim of bullying we would be very grateful if you could take the time to complete our Happiness questionnaire so that we can assess how happy you are with the treatment that you have received.
Happiness Questionnaire – Parent
As a school we think it is essential to keep track on any bullying incidences that occur and deal with them in the best possible way. If your child is, unfortunately, the victim of bullying we would be very grateful if you could take the time to complete our Happiness questionnaire so that we can assess how happy you are with the treatment that you and your child have received.