St Stephen’s School’s Bullying Prevention Policy operates under the umbrella of the school’s Behaviour Management Policy.
A person is bullied or victimised when he or she is exposed repeatedly, and over time, to negative action on the part of one or more other persons. (D. Olweus 1994)
Bullying can be physical, verbal or emotional harassment. Some examples of these types of behaviour follow:
At St Stephen’s School, we believe that everybody has the right to feel safe. Therefore, bullying behaviour at St Stephen’s School is unacceptable.
This policy will be reviewed with whole staff, student, parent and community input as part of the school’s three-year policy review cycle.