Too often, we are silent when we see bullying take place, silent about the hurt bullying causes, and silent when we hear bullying dismissed as ‘just banter’. It doesn’t have to be this way. Of course, we won’t like everyone and we don’t always agree, but we can choose respect and unity. At Yuvanis Foundation, let’s come together to have discussions about what bullying means to us, how banter can turn into something more hurtful, and what we can do to stop bullying. Together, we can make a difference and take a stand against bullying. From the playground to Parliament, and from our phones to our homes, let’s make a noise about bullying.


What is bullying?

Definition of Bullying

The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.

Bullying behaviour can be:

Physical – pushing, kicking, hitting, biting, punching.

Verbal – name calling, threats, teasing.

Emotional – causing others to become isolated, hiding someone’s things, excluding others, ridicule, humiliation.

Sexual – unwanted physical contact, inappropriate touching, homophobic abuse.

Online / cyber – posting on social media, sharing photos, sending nasty text messages.

How can I spot signs of bullying?

A child who is being bullied might:

  • be reluctant to go to school
  • complain of tummy upsets or headaches regularly
  • show signs of distress on a Sunday night or at the end of the school holidays
  • become quiet or withdrawn
  • seem upset after using their phone or tablet

What should I do if I think my child is being bullied?

  • reassure your child that they have done the right thing in talking to you
  • tell the class teacher what has been happening
  • if you are not happy with the class teacher’s response, make an appointment to see the Phase Lead
  • if you are not happy with the response from school, you can make a complaint in writing to the school’s Governing Body

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