Sometimes children are unkind to each other. That's a normal part of social development.
However, there is a clear difference between one-off instances of meanness and persistent, targeted bullying. Educating our children and parents about that difference is the first crucial step in de-escalating incidents and promoting an ethos of tolerance and understanding in our schools.
Use this pack to work in partnership with parents and pupils to provide clarity about what bullying is and isn't.
And according to an official report by Public Health England:
"By effectively preventing and tackling bullying, schools can help to create safe, disciplined environments where pupils are able to learn and fulfil their potential."
Preventing and Tackling Bullying: Advice for Headteachers, staff and governing bodies, Department for Education, July 2017
What the Managing Feelings pack gives you:
Is It Bullying? Presentation
A done-for-you Powerpoint presentation ready to use with your students about what is (and isn't) bullying
Includes notes to print, explaining what to say on each page of the presentation
Introduces the concept that people are sometimes unkind to each other and that is normal but not okay
Encourages children to explore what constitutes bullying and what is being unkind so incidents can be dealt with appropriately
Explains that not all unkind behaviour is bullying and shouldn't be labelled as such
Teaches the true definition of bullying so children won't use the term in the wrong context
Interactive demonstration of why it is ridiculous to target groups of people based on their appearance or beliefs
Prompts a reminder of what children should do in your school if they are being bullied
Suitable for lesson introductions and assemblies for children and their parents in primary schools
Take away tips sheet for teachers on managing bullying incidents systematically
Tips for teachers on managing parents who feel their child is being bullied
Take away tips for parents on how to stay calm and communicate with school
Activity sheet for parents and children to do at home to reinforce learning about what is and isn't bullying
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