Bullying

Keeping children and young people safe online can be a real challenge at times, technology moves at such a fast pace and is now a growing safeguarding concern. The good news is there's lots of support out there to keep young people safe online and safeguard children and young people from bullying.

What is bullying?

The Anti-Bullying Alliance defines bullying as:

 

The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace.

Northamptonshire County Council take bullying very seriously that’s why we came up with TALK:

  • Take note – log what your child is telling you or screen grab information if your child is being bullied online.
  • Action – speak to your child’s school calmly and pass on any information you have logged.
  • Listen – to what your child is telling you, what the school or organisation is telling you and don’t jump to conclusions.
  • Know – who to talk to and where to get support from, there are some wonderful organisations out there offering some great advice.

Resources for parents

With the support of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, we have put together some useful resources if you are concerned that your child is being bullied in the real world or online world.

If you do have concerns about your child being bullied, it's important you calmly speak to your child's school.

Resources for professionals

We have put together some resources with the help of the Anti-Bullying Alliance to help you support young people, children, and parents to develop an anti-bullying approach and policies in your school or setting.

If you would like more support, please email onlinesafety@northamptonshire.gov.uk