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Bullying

"Bullying is intentional, persistent behaviour and involves an imbalance of power between the bully and the person being bullied. Bullying is not a one off incident, however unpleasant."

Bracknell Forest Council are committed to working with all of our schools and other agencies to tackle bullying and have launched our ‘Safer Together, Safer Wherever’ Anti-Bullying Strategy and an 'Anti-Bullying Guide for Parents. 

See Bracknell Forest's Anti-Bullying Guide For Parents  for more help and information.

Support Services

The following organisations provide support for dealing with specific bullying issues including the social, mental or emotional affects caused by bullying (DfE -Preventing and tackling bullying)

  • ThriveBracknell Forest Anti-Bullying: ThrieveSupporting children and young people's health and wellbeing across Bracknell Forest 
    Bracknell Forest Councils Bullying 
  • The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA): Founded in 2002 by NSPCC and National Children's Bureau, the Anti-Bullying Alliance ABA) brings together over 100 organisations into one network to develop and share good practice across the whole range of bullying issues. The ABA has also put together a fact sheet outlining the range of support that is available to schools and young people from the anti-bullying sector. 
  • The Diana Award: Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme to empower young people to take responsibility for changing the attitudes and behaviour of their peers towards bullying. It will achieve this by identifying, training and supporting school anti-bullying ambassadors.
  • Kidscape: Charity established to prevent bullying and promote child protection providing advice for young people, professionals and parents about different types of bullying and how to tackle it. They also offer specialist training and support for school staff, and assertiveness training for young people.

 

Cyber-bullying and online safety

 

  • ChildNet International: Specialist resources for young people to raise awareness of online safety and how to protect themselves. Website specifically includes new cyberbullying guidance and a practical PSHE toolkit for schools.
  • Digizen: provides online safety information for educators, parents, carers and young people.
  • Internet Matters: provides help to keep children safe in the digital world.
  • Think U Know: resources provided by Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) for children and young people, parents, carers and teachers.
  • The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) has produced a range of resources for schools, colleges and parents about how to keep children safe online, this includes advice for schools and colleges on responding to incidents of ‘sexting.’

 

LGBTQ+

  • Barnardos: through its LGBTQ+ Hub, offers guidance to young people, parents and teachers on how to support LGBT students and tackle LGBT prejudice-based bullying
  • EACH: (Educational Action Challenging Homophobia): provides a national freephone Actionline for targets of homophobic or transphobic bullying and training to schools on sexual orientation, gender identity matters and cyberhomophobia.
  • Metro Charity: an equality and diversity charity, providing health, community and youth services across London, the South East, national and international projects. Metro works with anyone experiencing issues related to gender, sexuality, diversity or identity
  • Proud Trust: helps young people empower themselves to make a positive change for themselves and their communities through youth groups, peer support, delivering of training and events, campaigns, undertaking research and creating resources.
  • Stonewall: An LGB equality organisation with considerable expertise in LGB bullying in schools, a dedicated youth site, resources for schools, and specialist training for teachers.

 

SEND

 

Who to contact

Telephone
01344 352000
Website
https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/.../bullying-and-harassment
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