Student Blog – Anti Bullying Week – 8.4

Anti-bullying week (Mon, 16 Nov 2020 – Fri, 20 Nov 2020)

The third week in November marks the awareness of Anti-Bullying.

8.4 have been discussing and demonstrating the importance of anti-bullying.

Anti-bullying week is a time where many people come together to stop people from being bullied. It is a collaborative event where people attempt to stop any form of bullying that occurs, such as: cyberbullying, verbal bullying, physical bullying and more.

Bullying is a serious problem that happens, many people get affected by it each day and it can be prevented. With enough help and support, bullying can be brought to a full halt.

 

What is bullying?

Bullying is a repetitive, intentional harm to a person or people, that can happen anywhere.

 

What is Anti-bullying?

Anti-bullying is a person, a group or organisation that try to prevent bullying from happening hence the anti in front of bullying.

Anti-Bullying week is to inform all of us that bullying is wrong. Bullying consists of many different repeated actions, for example: name calling, physical attacks, rumors and many more. It is our responsibility to make a change. Try to say positive rather than saying hurtful things. You don’t know how it feels until it happens to you. At our school, if you are undergoing any sort of bullying, speak out there are many people you can come and talk to. Suffering in silence is the worst you can do.

 

How does WBCA prevent incidents of bullying? 

WBCA helps together as a community. When someone is bullied it is highly dealt with and sanctions are given. WBCA is a multicultural school, who help everyone with any problems and solve it in the way they should.

Staff are always looking out for everything and check in with students often. They listen to them and understand their concerns. They are always here to help.

The ways West Bromwich Collegiate Academy try to prevent bullying:

  • No phones are allowed to be seen on the school premises
  • Any form of bullying results in serious consequences
  • In our subjects, there is always a form of teamwork and this builds on our peer relationships
  • Our principal (Mr Faux) always reminds us that we are a good school, and we have clear expectations
    • In our school rules, there is a rule to ‘be decent’. This means that that we are kind, helpful, well-mannered and polite to everybody.

 

As a WBCA student I can do these things to prevent bullying: 

  • Communicate with everyone
  • Model the right ways and not the wrong ways
  • Report any type of bullying to a trusted adult that can deal with it
  • Help others understand bullying
  • I would try and help the pupil and not get involved with any type of bullying.