Your Toolkit for Anti-Bullying Week 2020… and Beyond!

This year’s Anti-Bullying week runs from 16th-20th November. It’s a great opportunity to ensure you have everything in place to address bullying in line with Ofsted and the new RSHE guidance – so follow our 3 simple steps below and you’re ready to go.

STEP 1 – ASSESS YOUR POLICY & PRACTICE: To identify gaps, you will need to know whether pupils feel safe, if there are any barriers to reporting, how effective procedures are and if wider policies are up-to-date and joined up.

Top Tip Start your next staff briefing with our 5 minute cpd Spotlight on Bullying video with stimulus/discussion questions to help:

Bullying – do we take the small things seriously enough?
Picking up on things which ‘might be nothing’, may stop them escalating. What do we teach about online sharing, banter and snitching?

STEP 2 – REVIEW YOUR CURRICULUM: Your policies should be supported by a broad, holistic and progressive curriculum. So we’ve collated age-appropriate resources by us, the Anti-Bullying Alliance and other leading organisations for you to use across subjects, in assemblies and circle time.

bullying.lgfl.net

Top TipAssess pupil understanding with our RSHE Online Safety Quiz:

Bullying and online safety scenarios plus feedback to promote class discussion

STEP 3 – COMMUNICATE WITH PARENTS & CARERS: Do they know what to do if they have a concern? Visit parentsafe.lgfl.net for great ideas to raise awareness around bullying and healthy online relationships.

Top TipWhy not run a parent session and show the new Bedtime Stories Chapter Two videos?

Aimed at protecting children from cyberbullying and harmful online content, these powerful videos alert parents/carers to the types of things they could be experiencing online.

Happy planning – Remember this is NOT just about Anti-Bullying Week

  • The new RSHE curriculum advocates pupils are taught about respectful behaviour, the effects of online actions, and how to respond/seek help
  • Ofsted will evaluate the extent to which “leaders, teachers and learners create an environment where bullying, peer-on-peer abuse or discrimination are not tolerated…  staff deal with issues quickly and effectively.”

If you need further support, LGfL’s DigiSafe team are running online training FREE for all schools:

Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of happiness. No one deserves to be bullied” – Barack Obama

Online Tutors – Keeping Children Safe

Guidance for Parents & Carers

Every year, private tutors help children catch up with missed work or address area they are struggling in, or with extra-curricular activities. Lockdown has led to major growth in this area, especially online, and this is expected to continue with further bubble and school closures.

A tutor might be employed by a school, the government National Tutoring Programme, or parents searching online or taking recommendations. But anyone can become a tutor, so what do you need to do so your children can learn and stay safe?

We have put together this poster to help parents and carers know what they can do, ask and check to keep their children safe against a background of rising online abuse during lockdown. Parents may have justified concerns and feel ill-equipped to check, but with a few simple steps, they can play an important role and have peace of mind.

Download the poster by clicking on the link and feel free to share it widely to equip and empower parents and carers to help keep children safe as they learn online.

NB for schools – much of this information is also covered in our template policies and AUPs for all school community stakeholders. You can download and adapt these from safepolicies.lgfl.net