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Bullying

It is important to understand what bullying is and to this end we have taken the definition as outlined in the Department of Education and Science in their 'Guidelines on Countering Bullying Behaviour in Primary and Post-Primary Schools'.

"Bullying is repeated aggression, verbal, psychological or physical, conducted by an individual or group against others. Isolated incidents of aggressive behaviour, which should not be condoned, can scarely be described as bullying. However, when the behaviour is systematic and on going it is bullying".

Bullying clearly runs counter to the school philosophy of promoting the ideals of care and respect. Central to our Code of Behaviour is the notion that nobody has the right to make another feel uncomfortable by any action or by any use of language. In focusing on respect for the individual, which is central to the Code of Behaviour, it is important to raise awareness of bullying as an unacceptable form of behaviour. To this end we encourage children to report to the Principal/teacher any incident of bullying of which they know, so that the appropriate action may be taken. This is a problem that requires close co-operation between home and school in seeking solutions.

IF YOUR CHILD IS BEING BULLIED

It is important that all children feel secure and confident in knowing that parents and teachers are there to help them if they are being bullied.

Parents/Guardians need to stay calm and not over-react. Your reaction may convey a sense of anger or disappointment to your child and this could be counter productive.

Teach them to get away and tell.

What to do if your child is a bully.

SCHOOL PROCEDURES IN CASES OF BULLYING

PUPILS ANTI BULLYING CHARTER

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