Bullying - Key Stage 3 & 4
Anti-bullying week 2023: 5 ways we support schools to deal with bullying
A new post, “Anti-bullying week 2023: 5 ways we support schools to deal with bullying” has just been published on the The Education Hub blog. Bullying in school or college can have a devastating effect on children, young people and their families. We’re committed to helping schools tackle bullying, supporting them to create a calm environment where everyone feels safe. Here are 5 ways we’re helping schools to prevent bullying. 1. Relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) Our relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) guidance supports schools to build a curriculum that reflects diversity of views and backgrounds. It encourages respect for others and teaches young people about healthy relationships. RSHE includes teaching about bullying, positive friendships, and equality. For example, young people might learn about different …
Friendship and bullying lesson packs
The PSHE Association are proud to launch the KS1-2 and KS3-4 lesson packs, available exclusively to members, will help your pupils to make and maintain respectful friendships, manage any friendship challenges that arise, and identify and safely respond to bullying incidents - access the packs here.
Free toolkit of anti-bullying resources to help prevent and tackle bullying in primary schools. Created by the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families, the toolkit includes a carefully selected range of practical, quality-assured resources to use in your classrooms and schools to help stop bullying, and support those who bully, and are bullied.
Childnet International have teamed up with a range of experts and young people to create this 'Cyberbullying: Understand, Prevent and Respond' guidance for schools. It covers:
- What young people have said about cyberbullying
- Understanding cyberbullying
- Preventing cyberbullying
- Responding to cyberbullying
- Guidance on supporting school staff
The DfE Guidance for Preventing Bullying includes information on:
- Preventing and tackling bullying
- Cyberbullying: advice for headteachers and school staff
- Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying
Advice on identifying and dealing with sexualised bullying: What is sexual bullying?
Stand Up to Bullying
The Stand Up to Bullying website provides useful resources and guidance for teachers. Bullying isn’t confined just to the school gates and its victims aren’t limited to young people - it also exists at home and in our wider communities. And of course, bullying exists online. Research shows that bullying can have long-lasting and devastating effects.
A report by Schoolsweek has found that extreme internet users, those who use the internet for more than six hours per day, are more likely to be bullied. View the report here.
Support Services and Resource Providers
ChildLine have a designated page for bullying issues that includes a video about building up your confidence after experiencing bullying. They also provide a webchat service.
Ditch the Label is a global youth charity who help young people aged 12 to 25 navigate the issues affecting them the most; from mental health and bullying to identity, Asian hate crimes and relationships. They provide confidential support services, online forums, and educational resources for educators.
Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH) offers advice and helplines for young people up to the age of 18, and resources for educators. They specialise in support services in the areas of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying or harassment.
Kidscape has advice and practical tips on dealing with bullying and cyberbullying and ways for young people to build their confidence.
Young Minds offers online information and advice on bullying for children and young people. They also provide a text chat service.
Tootoot - Pupil Voice and Safeguarding App
Tootoot is a pupil voice and safeguarding app which combines all aspects of safeguarding into a simple and effective app. It's features include:
Enabling pupils to confidentially report incidents
Paperless incident reording for staff
Real time reports for SLT and Governors
Mental Healtha nd wellbeing tracking for pupils and staff
Detailed student chronologies
Monitoring of vulnerable student groups
YoungMinds Cyberbullying Inquiry
Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham, in partnership with YoungMinds and The Children’s Society, has set up an inquiry into the impact of social media bullying on children and young people’s mental health.
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