|Stand Up to Bullying|
|School News - Other News|
|Written by Mrs V Jones & Mrs H Evans|
“Bullying is an issue which affects people from all walks of life and can happen at any point. Research confirms the long-lasting and damaging outcomes for the individual being bullied including prolonged absenteeism from school (NatCen and Red Balloon, 2011) and negative consequences on physical and mental health even at the age of 50 (Takizawa et al, 2014). The reality is, bullying isn’t confined to the school gates and its victims aren’t limited to young people. It also exists at home and in our wider communities; in boardrooms, and lunchrooms, on highstreets, stadiums and pubs. And of course, bullying exists online: The result can be a constant, and unrelenting attack.” (www.standuptobullying.co.uk)
Stand Up to Bullying Day is a campaign that focuses on childhood bullying as well as bullying in the wider community. The Diana Award encouraged the nation to take a stand against bullying and demonstrate everyone has a role to play in tackling it.
Pupils and teachers here at Hagley supported this campaign by raising awareness during form time with pupils creating their own caricatures to the slogan – “Stand Up to Bullying”.