Many children will be using the Internet a lot more during the school closure period, in order to do their schoolwork and to access new websites, learning games or live streams. It is excellent that we have these options, but requires extreme vigilance from parents, as the Online World is not always a safe and friendly place.
Please read our Safeguarding advice below. Many thanks.
At Tickhill St Mary’s School we are committed to giving all our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We also give the highest importance to the safeguarding and welfare of the children. The Governors, Head Teacher and all staff aim to carry out their responsibilities effectively, efficiently and diligently to ensure that St. Mary’s School is a learning environment, free from bullying, for the children in its care. This policy helps to ensure that this happens for all children in our school, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment or background.
Definition of Bullying
At St Mary’s Primary School, we believe that bullying is:
'The repetitive intentional hurting of one person by another/others where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can be carried out physically, verbally, emotionally or through cyberspace (electronically)'.
We believe that bullying is NOT:
Anti-bullying week was held 11 - 15 November and this year the theme was "Change starts with us". Our children had class discussions and activities, you can see the result of their activities on our anti-bullying displays in school. Year 5 led an amazing assembly to help us focus on how we can start to make changes in our school community. Parents and carers were invited to a workshop to join in our learning.
Using Social Media
PC Paul and Inspector Blake came to visit classes in KS2 to talk about using social media in a positive way and how to spot the dangers.
Doncaster Anti Bullying Award
During this week, we hosted the Doncaster Anti-Bullying Awards and a number of other schools came to join us for the presentation of awards. Donny Dog came along (Lucky made a new friend!) to present the awards and then visited all the classes in KS1 and 2 to help us remember all we had been learning about that week. We were presented with our Gold Standard Award - well done St Mary's.
Our Friendship Force group continues to work hard helping each of us to keep the Playground Promise and uphold our school values so we may continue to reduce incidents and learn the difference between falling out and bullying.
Safer Internet Day has links to anti-bullying and this year it will be held on Tuesday 11 February.
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