ISS Elementary School Anti Bullying Statement
The belief in our Elementary School is that bullying behavior is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
In line with our 4 Be’s Code Of Conduct
• The School Community (students, staff and parents) will work in co-operation towards building and maintaining an anti-bullying ethos in the school.
• The school will provide a happy, supportive and safe environment in which everyone can achieve their full potential.
• Students and adults will feel able to report bullying behavior, confident that they will be listened to and action taken to remedy the situation.
• Students will be valued and respected in the school community.
• Students will be encouraged to become creative, motivated and lifelong learners prepared for an ever-changing, global community.
Definition of bullying
• It is deliberately hurtful or threatening behavior.
• It is premeditated and usually forms a pattern of behavior rather than an isolated incident.
• It involves dominance of one pupil by another, or group of others.
The main types of bullying are
• Physical – pushing, hitting, kicking, pinching, any form of violence or threats.
• Verbal – name calling, sarcasm, spreading rumors, persistent teasing.
• Emotional – tormenting, threatening, ridicule, humiliation, exclusion from groups or activities.
· All members of staff will raise awareness, being alert to and reporting bullying.
· Students will be given advice about what to do in cases where they are being bullied, or if they observe someone else being bullied.
· When bullying occurs, it will always be treated seriously with appropriate discretion and will be carefully investigated.
· The class teacher will always report cases of bullying to the Principal and the students’ Parents.
Guidance for Students, parents and teachers can be found in
· The Elementary School Handbook
· The School Website in the next academic year.
· Julia’s Blog and Teachers’ Class Blogs
· Displays around the school using Kelsos Frogs
Other Support Ideas Include
· Use the 4 Be’s
· Student sheets attachments.
· Implement Learner PYP attitudes and profiles.
· Book studies and Literature to use in class for PSHE circle times
Links to Websites
· 50 Ideas for School activities during Anti-Bullying Week http://clc2.uniservity.com/GroupDownloadFile.asp?GroupId=20079967&ResourceId=2833342
· Kids Against Bullying http://www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org/#/home
· Bullying. No Way! www.bullyingnoway.com.au/
· Invisible Isabelle www.youtube.com.sg/watch?v=Q7uP-QnIWjk
“Taking Action Against Bullying” – Jane Bingham
“Writing The Critical Essay – Bullying” – Lauri s. Friedman