Bullying, including cyber-bullying: staff factsheet

Download your ready-made resources here

Share this factsheet with your staff to:

  • Remind them about what bullying is and why it's important to be alert to bullying
  • Remind them what signs to look for
  • Make sure they know what to do if a child is being bullied or if they have a concern
  • Help them know what to do if a child tells them about prejudice-based bullying

You could either use it as a basis for talking about the issue at a staff meeting, or send it round for staff to read themselves.

Want to make it more interactive? Use these questions to start a discussion at a staff meeting:

  • When would you refer a concern about bullying to the DSL?
  • What can we do to prevent bullying in our school?
  • Which children are particularly vulnerable to bullying? How can we proactively support these pupils?
  • What does our school policy say about bullying and cyber-bullying?
  • How could we improve our response to bullying as a school?
  • In what ways can we teach pupils about bullying through curricular and non-curricular activities?

July 2021

We edited the factsheet to highlight that bullying can be prejudice based or discriminatory. We did this to reflect the inclusion of this information in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021.

Next ...

... use our safeguarding scenario on cyber-bullying to get staff to put their learning into practice, or go into more depth with our staff briefing on anti-bullying.

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