Every child and young person has the right to be taught in a positive learning environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve socially, emotionally and academically.
Unfortunately, bullying does take place both in and out of school, and parents, carers, teachers and other professionals have a duty to take action if they suspect or discover that a child is being bullied.
Bullying can seriously affect your child. It doesn't just involve physical abuse - it can include emotional and verbal abuse, racist remarks and cyberbullying. The impact of bullying can often be underestimated, it is important that as a parent or carer you can recognise the impact of bullying and recognise the signs.
Finding out that your child is being bullied can be a very stressful and distressing experience.
If you suspect or discover your own child or a child you know is being bullied talk to his/her Teacher or the Head Teacher. The school should have a bullying policy that you might be able to find on their website.
If you are concerned about someone else’s child, talk to the parents or carers.