How do you define bullying? Often children and parents will use the term too quickly.
What can be said is it is NOT -
Friends being occasionally nasty/teasing
A one off argument or fight
Falling out with a friend
These are traits of typical playground behaviour. However at Wembury Primary School, we take a ZERO tolerance towards -
Behaviour that is persistent, goes on for a while or happens more than once
Deliberate - wanting to hurt, harm or make fun of the target
A Person, or group, that is stronger, maybe older than the target
What must be remembered is these things have to happen together to be labelled as BULLYING.
If you feel your child is being bullied contact school, try to avoid getting angry, or threatening to speak to the other child or their parent, as this may cause more trauma for your child. Above all you need to try and remain calm and listen.