Bullying - No Way!
Bullying is when people repeatedly and intentionally use words or actions against someone or a group of people to cause distress and risk to their well-being. It can be physical, verbal, emotional, and it also includes messages, public statements and behaviour online intended to cause distress or harm (also known as cyber bullying).
- Bullying is not okay
- Bullying is not tolerated at Esperance SHS
- Bullying can happen anywhere - at home, at school, at work, online
- Stopping bullying starts with you
- Treat everyone with respect
- Know that "put downs" hurt others
- Help others who are being bullied
- Be assertive but never aggressive
- Be prepared to be part of the solution.
Use the SAFE steps to stop bullying:
Solve it yourself:
- Ignore it. Most bullies like a response. Do not respond. Most bullies will stop if they don't get a reaction from you.
- Walk away.
- Join in with others.
- Laugh it off. Tell them to stop, warn them.
- Hang around in a safe area: the library, computer room, gym. Near a teacher on duty.
- Cyber bullying (mobile phone, email or sites like Facebook): Block the bully - you are in control of your privacy settings. Keep the evidence. Report it - parents, Facebook, police.
- Talk to people who can help - your friends, your teachers, your parents.
Ask a friend:
- Do all of the steps above, but have a friend to support you. Talk to them about what is happening.
Find a teacher:
- Tried all of the above? Still having problems?
- Stay in view of a teacher
- Talk to a teacher - duty teacher, class teacher, year coordinator, mentor, school psychologist, nurse, Student Services Coordinators Mr Postans and Mr Lovejoy.
- Discuss what you'd like them to do.
Explore other options. Tried all of the above? Still having problems?
- Talk to other teachers, the Deputies, the Principal, your parents or Police for out-of-school bullying
- Keep on asking for support until the bullying is stopped.
- You may need a conflict resolution or restorative justice meeting.
Parents and guardians, we encourage your child to use the SAFE steps, but if the problem persists please contact the Student Services Coordinator on 90 719 550.