The Anti-Bullying Alliance and its members have a shared definition of bullying based on research from across the world over the last 30 years. The ABA defines bullying as:
'the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online.'
Our anti-bullying policy outlines the school's approach to preventing bullying and dealing with any incidents of bullying. Online bullying is more and more frequent. Our anti-bullying policy should be read together with our online safety policy in light of the heightened possibility that a child may be bullied online. The children participate in anti-bullying awareness assemblies and the school council have an active role in helping us to improve the work we do in school. As well as this regular work, we also participate in anti-bullying week to further develop the children's awareness. 'Bubble Time' is an established system in school which helps children resolve friendship issues, while children ares supported by to Mrs Horridge if they have worries they have about friendships, bullying or personal matters.