At Locking we are committed to developing an anti-bullying culture where the bullying of adults, children or young people is not tolerated in any form.
Bullying can take place Face to Face, Online, on games and apps and on Social Media platforms and can take many different forms including physical and emotional. Locking aims to prevent and tackle all forms of bullying by teaching our children what is safe and unsafe behaviour, what is a healthy friendship and the difference between jokes and banter and when this becomes bullying.
By effectively preventing and tackling bullying our school can help to create a safe and disciplined environment, where pupils are able to learn and fulfil their potential.
Our pupils are actively involved in the prevention of bullying behaviours. We are developing Anti-Bullying ambassadors who are children across the school who are positive role models and act to support and reinforce the development of healthy relationships in the school. They are creating anti-bullying campaigns in the school and embedding messages in the wider school curriculum.
As a school we have just joined the Diana Awards to train pupils and staff in helping to educate the whole school community as to what bullying is, how to prevent this and how to support children to develop more healthy choices relating to friendship behaviours.
To learn more about the Diana Award please go to their website.
Why is bullying a safeguarding concern?
Whether bullying is taking place online or in person, children are negatively impacted and affected by it. They can be physically and emotionally hurt by bullying behaviours and it is important that as a school and parents we take steps to make sure that children are supported and that we address bullying directly.
What can you do if you are worried your child is being bullied?
What work do we do in school to address bullying?
If you are concerned that your child is being bullied or is bullying someone please contact the school and talk to the Safeguarding Team or for more information please see our anti bullying leaflet below.