Bullying is an issue which can affect people from all walks of life and can happen at any time. Research has shown that the impact of outcomes of this type of behaviour can be long lasting and extremely damaging. The reality is that bullying exists at home and in our wider communities; at the office in the boardroom, in the rest area, on high streets, in sports stadiums and pubs. And of course, bullying exists online.
At St Paul’s we understand that bullying is about behaviour and that behaviour and attitudes can be changed.
In response to our anti-bullying week, some of our older children came up with the idea of designing a set of posters around the anti-bullying slogan, ‘stand up and say no’. One of these posters is displayed in every classroom throughout the school as a reminder about how our behaviour impacts on others and our responsibility for the well-being of those around us.