Bullies are very cunning and are expert at getting away with it.

Warrington Safeguarding Children Board believes that children and young people have the right to be taught in a positive learning environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve socially, emotionally and academically.

We all know that bullying goes on in and out of school, and parents, carers, teachers and other professionals have a duty to take action if they suspect or discover that child(ren) are being bullied.

Bullying includes children and young having people:

  • Calling you names
  • Making things up to get you into trouble
  • Hitting, pinching, biting, pushing and shoving
  • Taking things away from you
  • Damaging your belongings
  • Stealing your money
  • Taking your friends away from you
  • ‘Cyberbullying’
  • Spreading rumours
  • Threats and intimidation
  • Making silent or abusive phone calls

Bullies can also frighten children and young people so that they don’t want to go to school, or they pretend to be ill to avoid the bullies.

What parents and carers should do:

Take action

  • If you suspect or discover your own child or a child you know is being bullied: · If you are concerned about your own child, talk to his/her teacher; or the headteacher (See useful links to right).
  • If you are concerned about someone else’s child, talk to his/her parents/ carers;