Procedure * The student should inform the Class Teacher, School Counsellor, senior students or any other teacher, a parent or adult at home whom the child feels he can trust. * All known/reported incidences of bullying will be investigated by the Class Teacher or by a senior member of staff. Parents of the victim may also be questioned about the incident or about their general concerns. * The bully (bullies) will be asked to genuinely apologize. The pupils will be reconciled. * The bully and the victim may be referred to the School Counselor. * After the incident / incidents have been investigated and dealt with, each case will be monitored to ensure repeated bullying does not take place. * Records of the incident will be maintained by the school authorities.
Disciplinary Action Depending on the severity of the case one or more of these actions may be taken: Official warning letter to the parent. * Detention after school. * Exclusion from certain school activities. * In serious cases, suspension or even expulsion will be considered. Prevention SLT, School Counsellors, all teachers and School Prefectural Body are involved in the prevention of bullying through the following: * Creating awareness through student orientation. * Conflict Resolution corners in each class. * Writing stories or poems or drawing pictures about the negative aspects of bullying. Reading stories about bullying or having them read to a class or at assembly. * Role-plays directing students about how to handle a situation of bullying. * Classroom discussions about bullying and why it matters that bullies are dealt with promptly. Suggestions to Parents * Do not attempt to sort the problem out yourself by speaking to the child whom you think may be the bully or by speaking to their parents. * Do not encourage your child to be ‘a bully’ back. * Talk to your child to build his self confidence and self esteem. * Inform the school authorities.