Staying safe at school
If you feel unsafe at school, you should talk to an adult you trust.
There is lot of good advice on the Childline website:
These resources include the following:
- Going back to school
- School work and exam stress
- Tips to boost your confidence
- Being bullied.
The definition of bullying used in Bexley is:
- Behaviour by an individual or group usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically, emotionally or mentally
- A power imbalance in favour of the aggressor
- A victim who cannot match that power
- It is repeated often over a period of time.
Young people in Bexley also describe bullying as:
- Unjustified/unprovoked actions taken against someone
- Making someone so uncomfortable it becomes unbearable by even just the presence of another
- Intimidation including anti-social behaviour by a group.
Bullying UK have a wide range of resources with advice on how to cope with the different effects of bullying, you can find these here:
The resources cover the following subjects and more:
- Taking time off school because of bullying
- Moving school if you are being bullied
- What to do if the school doesn’t resolve the bullying
- Being bullied by a teacher
- What to do if the bullies have taken your friends away
- What to do about bullying at a private or independent school.