If your child is being bullied, don't panic. Your key role is listening, calming and providing reassurance that the situation will get better when action is taken. Listen to them and contact a member SLT or your child's class teacher at the earliest opportunity. We do not tolerate bullying and we will address any reports of bullying immediately.
Be prepared and stay calm
It is not easy to stay calm when your child is upset but try to remain calm so you can reassure them and remember everything they tell you.
Teach your child to show confidence
Sit with your child and encourage him or her to practise saying ‘No!' in a strong yet calm manner. Encourage your child to appear confident, e.g. walking with his or her head up, taking up space rather than slouching down and looking to the ground.
Practice what to say
Suggest to your child that rather than always thinking on their feet, if stuck for words when confronted by a bully it can help to repeat the same answer over and over like a broken record (or say nothing).
Protect our feelings
How you think can affect how you feel. Ask your child to imagine that he or she is veiled in a ‘thick fog’ and when people say horrid things the fog prevents these from getting through.