The Anti-Bullying Alliance defines bullying as:
“The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person by another, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be carried out physically, verbally, emotionally or through cyberspace”.
Aldridge School does not tolerate bullying and all reports are taken seriously.
Should you need to talk to someone now please look at the helplines below.
ChildLine: Childline is the UK’s free, confidential helpline for children and young people. They offer advice and support, by phone and online, 24 hours a day. Whenever and wherever you need them, they’ll be there. Call 0800 1111. They have a designated page for bullying issues that includes a new video about building up your confidence after bullying.
Direct Gov: Information for young people on cyberbullying, bullying on social networks, internet and email bullying, bullying on mobile phones, bullying at school, what to do about bullying, and information and advice for people who are bullying others and want to stop.
Each: EACH has a freephone Helpline for children experiencing homophobic, biphoic or transphobic bullying or harassment: 0808 1000 143. It’s open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm.