This year, in theme with the anti bullying alliance we thought of how we were all part of the puzzle to make a stand against bullying. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the posters we designed at home.
There are many different ways someone can be bullied and at St William of Perth we do not tolerate any of them. As anti-bulling awareness week is upon us, we thought we would give you some guidance on what bullying is and where to get help.
The term cyber-bullying refers to any bullying activity that happens through a computer technology. This could be anything from a horrible text message on a phone to a malicious message or picture being posted on a website.
There are some simple steps you can take to help protect your child from bullying in this way:
Make sure the computer used to access the internet is always in a family room, where other people are around.
Never allow a child to use the internet in their own room, where they can close the door.
Periodically check your internet browser history to see what your child has been looking at.
Periodically check your child’s phone for text messages, mms, pictures and videos.
Other forms of bullying
Of course there are the more “traditional” forms of bullying, such as: calling people names, spreading lies and rumours, pushing and shoving other people in the playground, etc. Although these have been around for as long as time itself they are still neither welcome nor tolerated.
The single most important thing a child can do to stop bullying is to tell someone about what is happening. There are many people who they can turn to, such as:
It is important for all children to know that, if they feel they are being bullied, that they can tell someone and they will be believed.
There is more information on bullying and what to do if you think someone is being bullied available from these places: