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Child Friendly Anti Bullying Policy

Co-op Academy Parkland

Child Friendly Anti-Bullying Policy

School statement

Co-op Academy Parkland is a place where everyone has the right to be themselves.

Our school vision is important to us:

  • Do what matters most
  • Be yourself, always
  • Show you care
  • Succeed together

It’s a place where everyone can be safe, be happy and learn.

Our school takes bullying seriously.

Everyone at our school is included and acts with respect with kindness towards each other.

What is bullying?

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Bullying can be:

  • Embarrassing others on purpose.
  • Hitting or saying you are going to hit someone. 
  • Forcing other people to hurt or say nasty things to others.
  • Touching someone when they don’t want you to.
  • Calling someone names, teasing or using rude language about someone to them or to other people.
  • Blaming others and getting them into trouble on purpose.
  • Stealing, hiding or damaging someone else’s belongings.
  • Ignoring someone on purpose or leaving them out.
  • Shaming others because of what and how they look.
  • Sending hurtful or unkind texts, emails or online messages to someone about someone or pretending to be someone else.


Bullying is not:

  • A one off physical act out of anger.
  • A ‘fall out’ with a friend.
  • An accident.
  • Something that happens only the one time.

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Bullying can be about:

  • Religion or belief
  • Race or ethnicity
  • Accent
  • Family and culture
  • Sexist bullying
  • Homophobic, transphobic or biphobic bullying
  • Special educational needs or disability
  • What someone looks like
  • Where someone lives or who they live with
  • Interests/hobbies.

What should I do if I think someone is being bullied?

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What should I do if I’m being bullied?

If you are being bullied. You must:

  • Tell an adult you trust in school or at home
  • Tell a friend you trust
  • Keep a record of what is happening
  • Don’t fight back
  • Surround yourself with good friends
  • Don’t blame yourself. It is NOT your fault.
  • You can always write a note for Space2Talk.
  • You can also call ChildLine at any time for free on 0800 1111. They will not tell anyone about what you said.


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What will happen to a bully?

  • Adults in school will get involved and help you solve problems.
  • Adults will investigate the incident fully and report.
  • They will remind the child or children that bullying is not acceptable and expect bullying to stop.
  • There will be consequences for any bullying and worse case exclusion.
  • They will follow the Anti-Bullying school policy and contact their adults.

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Co-op Academy Parkland

 will all work together to S.T.O.P bullying.