Bullying is not tolerated at Little Ealing Primary School. We frequently discuss friendships and how to deal with problems in PSHE lessons but also get involved with Anti-Bullying Week.
The message this year was Reach Out.
This year the children were encouraged to wear odd socks daily to celebrate how we can be different but still get along. The key message was to encourage children to recognise bullying behaviour and have a toolkit of actions they can take if they are affected. Reaching out could be to a trusted adult or a friend and it should be done without fear of being a snitch or being embarrassed.
We wanted the children to understand the difference between someone being rude or mean and the repetitive nature of bullying so that they can identify when they need to take action.
We explored the different roles we might take and how we could change from being a bystander and doing nothing to becoming an upstander and reporting the incident to break the cycle.