Anti-Bullying Lord Grey Academy Parent Page
Welcome to the parent/carer Anti-Bullying webpage.
Before you look any further, why don’t you listen to Mrs Satyanadhan, our Principal, to learn more about Lord Grey Academy’s approach to bullying.
Below you can find the school’s anti-bullying policy, the #itsnotbanter campaign, and materials to help you if you are worried about or know your child is being bullied.
Ethos x LGA #itsnotbanter Campaign Parent
Our #itsnotbanter campaign is designed to show students the difference between banter and bullying. You can see the definitions in the image below:
Below is the #itsnotbanter parent/carer infographic which contains a summary of the campaign and some ways in which you can help reinforce the campaign’s message at home:
There are some fantastic organisations which provide amazing resources for parents/carers of children who have been or are being bullied. Below are just some of these:
The Diana Award
Set up in memory of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world, the Diana Award aims to empower young people to lead that change through a range of initiatives which unlock their potential, inspire action, and create opportunities. One such initiative is the Anti-Bullying programme which seeks to engage young people, parents, and teachers to change their attitudes, behaviour, and culture of bullying by building skills and confidence to address different situations, both online and offline.
They have a Newsletter, which you can sign up to here: https://diana-award.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=7d821c95443bd47878c98282a&id=66e6647d76
And lots of resources, which can be found here:
https://www.antibullyingpro.com/resources including webinars and parent guides.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance
A coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying, the Anti- Bullying Alliance has a vision of stopping bullying and creating safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play, and learn. They have three main areas of work: supporting learning and sharing best practice through membership, raising awareness of bullying through anti-bullying week (and other
campaigns), and delivering programme work at both local and national level to help stop bullying and bring long-lasting change.
If you’re a parent/carer and your child is being bullied, you can find information and tools here to help you stay calm and take the right action https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-and-support/advice-parents-and-carers.
They also provide an interactive information toolkit for parents/carers here https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-and-support/information- tool-parents-and-carers.
Having been working for over 100 years, the NSPCC aims to make a difference by protecting children and making them safer from abuse. They have developed new services, campaigned to change laws, shared information about abuse and how to recognise it, and developed new tools for children, parents/carers, and professionals. This includes keeping children safe from bullying.
They provide a really helpful guide for parents/carers about talking to your child(ren) about difficult topics such as bullying here https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping- children-safe/support-for-parents/talking-about-difficult-topics/ and general advice and guidance for parents/carers here https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child- abuse/types-of-abuse/bullying-and-cyberbullying/
Finally, there’s a 30-minute Podcast here
https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/news/2019/september/podcast-enhancing-online-safety-for-children which focuses on how to enhance online safety for young people and how to deal with any online issues which may arise.
If your child’s mental health has been affected by bullying (or anything else), the Lily-Jo Project is a great resource. Committed to eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health through music, digital resources, and community engagement, the Lily-Jo Project has a wealth of resources for you to explore including webinars and access to a support group: https://www.thelilyjoproject.com/parents/