Safeguarding for education settings
Growing up in the current climate can be really difficult for so many reasons. Technology is moving at such a fast pace and is now a growing safeguarding concern. The good news is there's lots of support out there to keep young people safe online and in the real world. One big area of concern for teachers and professionals which can affect a young person physically and mentally is bullying.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance 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. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace.
How to make a positive change
If you are struggling for ideas a really good starting point is speaking to the young people in your school or setting about what they would like to change, add or create around bullying. There are also lots of practical school packs and tools from past Anti-bullying weeks by the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
Anti-bullying resources and training
We have put together some resources with the help of the Anti-Bullying Alliance to help you support young people, children, and parents to develop an anti-bullying approach and policies in your school or setting.
- Top tips for teachers and school staff
- A whole school approach
- Bullying, the law and hate crime
- Teaching resources
- Preventing and responding to bullying
- Cyberbullying – great advice from Childline
- Advice for parents and carers
- Advice for early years
If you would like more support, please email [email protected].
If your school or setting would like training to potentially reduce the levels of bullying in you organisation you can take part in training online via the Anti-Bullying Alliance. If you need support or advice in your setting around bullying you can ask us for guidance by emailing: [email protected].
Last updated 30 August 2023