Knowing or suspecting that your child is being bullied can be very distressing, but there is lots that you can do to help.
How do you know if your child is being bullied?
According to the NSPCC, some of the signs to look out for include:
- Coming home without money they should have, or with scratches and bruises.
- Having trouble with homework for no apparent reason.
- Using a different route between home and school.
- Feeling irritable, easily upset or particularly emotional.
How can you help your child if they are being bullied?
- Listen to your child, let them tell their story in their own words.
- Suggest your child keeps a diary of bullying incidents. This will help show us concrete facts.
- The next step is to speak to us. Discuss this with your child, as they may have a particular teacher that they would feel more at ease with.
Temple Moor High School work together to do everything we can to prevent all kinds of bullying. This includes:
- Assemblies to raise awareness.
- Trained peer mentors with listening skills who support students around school.
- Connections with professional mentors, who support students affected by bullying.
- Relevant sanctions.
- Offering appropriate support and guidance for bullies.
Please visit our Links page where you will find lots of websites for further guidance and support.