Child Friendly Anti-Bullying Policies
We take bullying very serious at Sacred Heart and always endeavour to fully investigate any incident reported in and around our school. Bullying can happen anywhere and be about anything. In the age we live in, there are many different types of bullying, from physical bullying to cyber bullying.
Cyberbullying is when someone bullies, threatens or harasses you online. It can happen on social media, games or anywhere else you go online.
People might bully you by:
- sending nasty or threatening messages
- posting photos, videos or posts about you online, or liking posts or comments about you
- trolling you or commenting on your posts or pictures saying nasty things
- revealing personal details about you online
- starting a group chat to talk about someone
- targeting you over and over in an online game.
Cyberbullying might only be happening online, or it might be part of people bullying you in other ways as well. If you feel unsafe, always tell someone. Make sure you take these concerns to an adult you trust and let them know what’s been going on. The most important thing is to not suffer in silence.
‘Own It’ App
‘The BBC is launching a new app to try and help the wellbeing of young people online. It’s called Own It and it encourages young people to stop and think before they hit the send button.It monitors how they interact with their friends and family online and uses artificial intelligence to try and see how a child is feeling.’ Click on the image to view the app.
‘It’s Cool to be Kind’ aims to encourage everyone to be more thoughtful about their actions.
‘ThinkB4UClick’ aims to encourage everyone to reflect before they post or send a message.